Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital, a part of Indiana’s Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), has installed the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR system from Toshiba America Medical Systems in its heart and vascular centre.

Titan 1.5T MR system supports the heart and vascular centre to improve patient outcomes with high-quality imaging and a comprehensive suite of patient focused technologies.

The system provides several patient focused features, including a 71cm open bore that reduces anxiety related to claustrophobia.

IU Health Goshen Hospital imaging services director Melody Ernsberger said: "The Titan’s patient friendly features, including its noise reduction capability, large open bore and non-contrast techniques have increased our patient satisfaction and safety.

"For instance, these features have allowed us to decrease sedation and the need for contrast in certain procedures.

"These features have allowed us to decrease sedation and the need for contrast in certain procedures."

"The Titan 1.5T also fit our business needs, as the feature-rich system included everything we needed without having to pay extra for additional technologies."

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The system also features Pianissimo noise-reduction technology, which improves the MR experience by reducing acoustic noise.These advanced non-contrast techniques make imaging safer for patients.

Toshiba MR business unit director Guy Poloni said: "Toshiba understands the patient experience and business needs of healthcare practitioners using MR and offers a unique system design that helps make patients more comfortable.

"Working with Toshiba also means an industry leading customer service experience.

"Goshen’s MR system was up and running within a month, and its team was trained quickly and had confidence in the system from day one."

Toshiba America Medical Systems develops radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, x-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and co-ordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the US.

Earlier this month, Oregon Health & Science University installed Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition to improve diagnostic capabilities for trauma, cardiac, stroke and pediatric patients.