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VantageInfoSheet: - Devices -
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From Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.;
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/clinical/radiology/vantage.htm 'With its high-field strength, the Vantage™ delivers the clinical capabilities and image quality expected by cardiologists, while simultaneously offering patients a more comfortable and non-invasive option,' said Dane Peshe, director, MRI Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems. 'Vantage™ supports a full complement of cardiovascular imaging studies, ranging from stroke evaluation to peripheral vascular imaging. Additionally, the ultra short bore design offers patients a greater feeling of openness that reduces claustrophobic sensations, while Toshiba's exclusive, patented Pianissimo™ technology reduces scan noise by as much as 90 percent for a more pleasant experience.'

Device Information and Specification
CLINICAL APPLICATION Whole body
CONFIGURATION Ultra short bore
SURFACE COILS Body, head, cardiac, spine, knee, neck, TMJ, extremity, breast, shoulder
SYNCHRONIZATION ECG/peripheral, respiratory gating
PULSE SEQUENCES SE, FE, IR, FastSE, FastIR, FastFLAIR, Fast STIR, FastFE, FASE, EPI, SuperFASE; Angiography: 2D(gate/non-gate)/3D TOF, SORS-STC
IMAGING MODES Single, multislice, volume study
FOV 50 cm
DISPLAY MATRIX Up to 1024
MEASURING MATRIX 32-1024, phase;; 64-1024, freq.
PIXEL INTENSITY 256 gray levels
MAGNET TYPE Superconducting
BORE DIAMETER
or W x H
65.5 cm
H*W*D ? x ? x 149.5 cm
POWER REQUIREMENTS 380/400/415/440/480 V
COOLING SYSTEM TYPE Closed-loop water-cooled
CRYOGEN USE Liquid helium: approx. less than 0.05 L/hr
FIELD STRENGTH 1.5 T
STRENGTH 30 mT/m
SHIMMING Passive, active, auto-active
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Toshiba Receives FDA Clearance for Vantage Titan MR System
Monday, 28 January 2008   by www.businesswire.com    
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Bird Cage CoilInfoSheet: - Coils - 
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A RF coil, often a transmit receive coil with a number of wires running along the z-direction, arranged to give a cosine current variation around the circumference of the coil, which looks like a bird cage. The bird cage coil works on a different principle to conventionally tuned local and surround coils in that it behaves like a tuned transmission line with one complete cycle of standing wave around the circumference. The frequency supply is generated by an oscillator, which is modulated to form a shaped pulse by a product detector controlled by the waveform generator. The signal must be amplified to 1000's of watts. This can be done using either solid state electronics, valves or a combination of both.
The bird cage coil design provides the best field homogeneity of all RF imaging coils.
One advantage is that it is simple to produce an exceedingly uniform B1 radio frequency field over most of the coil's volume, with the result of images with a high degree of uniformity.
A second advantage is that nodes with zero voltage occur 90° away from the driven part of the coil, thus facilitating the introduction of a second signal in quadrature, which produces a circularly polarized radio frequency field.
This type of volume coil is used for brain (head) MRI, or MR imaging of joints, such as the wrist or knees.

See also the related poll result: '3rd party coils are better than the original manufacturer coils'
 
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 Brain MRI Images T1  Open this link in a new window
 Anatomic MRI of the Knee 1  Open this link in a new window
    
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 MRI of the Brain Stem with Temoral Bone and Auditory System  Open this link in a new window
    
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Further Reading:
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HEAD AND NECK MRI GRADIENT COIL DESIGN
Thursday, 26 August 1999   by www.imaging.robarts.ca    
System Architecture
2003   by www.revisemri.com    
  News & More:
On the Horizon - Next Generation MRI
Wednesday, 23 October 2013   by thefutureofthings.com    
TOSHIBA INTRODUCES 32 ELEMENT COILS FOR ITS VANTAGE TITAN MR SYSTEMS
Tuesday, 9 November 2010   by medical.toshiba.com    
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Blood Pool AgentsInfoSheet: - Contrast Agents - 
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Blood pool agents (intravascular contrast agents) remain in the blood for a prolonged time compared with conventional contrast agents, which diffuse quickly into the interstitial space. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), cardiovascular imaging, or contrast enhanced MRIs are possible over an hour or more. This advantage over conventional MRI contrast media allows also higher resolution MRA of several territories using respiratory or cardiac gating techniques with a single contrast bolus.
Different types of blood pool contrast agents:
Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO)
Gd Labeled Albumin
Chromium labeled red blood cells
Gd-DTPA labeled dextran
Blood pool MRI contrast agents with their longer intravascular circulation can be designed to be targeted to necrotic myocardium, to assess myocardial viability, or tumor directed to provide better diagnostic information for various tumors. A disadvantage of the use of blood pool agents for MRA is that the separation of arteries and veins is more difficult because they are present in both and the overlapping of those vessels is disturbing. This can be solved by e.g. different MIP segmentation algorithms.
See also Necrosis Avid Contrast Agent, Tumor Specific Agents, Feruglose, Gadofosveset Trisodium (Vasovist), Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide and Contrast Medium.

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Further Reading:
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Ablavar Prescribing Information
   by www.ablavar.com    
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. Launches ABLAVAR™ (Gadofosveset Trisodium), a New Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Angiography Agent
Wednesday, 20 January 2010   by www.radiopharm.com    
Blood-Pool Imaging Using Technetium-99m-Labeled Liposomes(.pdf)
   by jnm.snmjournals.org    
Blood pool imaging
   by www.bloodpoolagents.us    
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Multimodal Nanoparticles for Quantitative Imaging(.pdf)
Tuesday, 13 December 2011   by alexandria.tue.nl    
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF FOCAL LIVER LESIONS(.pdf)
2002
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Mobile MRI - Case Studies - IR - Jobs pool - Safety pool - Stent
 
Burst Pulse SequenceInfoSheet: - Sequences - 
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Burst pulse sequences are fast imaging sequences capable of image acquisition in less than 100 ms. Basically a train of low flip angle pulses generates a long train of echoes. The complete sequence is performed with the application of a constant read gradient. Phase encoding may be implemented using short phase encoding gradients between echoes.
The advantage of this sequence type is that it is less demanding on gradient speed than other fast techniques (e.g. echo planar imaging EPI) and it produces images, which are substantially free of susceptibility artifacts.
The disadvantage is that the technique is less sensitive than competing methods.

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Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance AngiographyInfoSheet: - Sequences - 
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(CE MRA) Contrast enhanced MR angiography is based on the T1 values of blood, the surrounding tissue, and paramagnetic contrast agent.
T1-shortening contrast agents reduces the T1 value of the blood (approximately to 50 msec, shorter than that of the surrounding tissues) and allow the visualization of blood vessels, as the images are no longer dependent primarily on the inflow effect of the blood. Contrast enhanced MRA is performed with a short TR to have low signal (due to the longer T1) from the stationary tissue, short scan time to facilitate breath hold imaging, short TE to minimize T2* effects and a bolus injection of a sufficient dose of a gadolinium chelate.
Images of the region of interest are performed with 3D spoiled gradient echo pulse sequences. The enhancement is maximized by timing the contrast agent injection such that the period of maximum arterial concentration corresponds to the k-space acquisition. Different techniques are used to ensure optimal contrast of the arteries e.g., bolus timing, automatic bolus detection, bolus tracking, care bolus. A high resolution with near isotropic voxels and minimal pulsatility and misregistration artifacts should be striven for. The postprocessing with the maximum intensity projection (MIP) enables different views of the 3D data set.
Unlike conventional MRA techniques based on velocity dependent inflow or phase shift techniques, contrast enhanced MRA exploits the gadolinium induced T1-shortening effects. CE MRA reduces or eliminates most of the artifacts of time of flight angiography or phase contrast angiography. Advantages are the possibility of in plane imaging of the blood vessels, which allows to examine large parts in a short time and high resolution scans in one breath hold. CE MRA has found a wide acceptance in the clinical routine, caused by the advantages:
3D MRA can be acquired in any plane, which means that greater vessel coverage can be obtained at high resolution with fewer slices (aorta, peripheral vessels);
the possibility to perform a time resolved examination (similarly to conventional angiography);
no use of ionizing radiation; paramagnetic agents have a beneficial safety.


 
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Further Reading:
  Basics:
Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography(.pdf)
   by ric.uthscsa.edu    
CONTRAST ENHANCED MR ANGIOGRAPHY – PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, TIPS AND PITFALLS(.pdf)
  News & More:
CONTRAST-ENHANCED MRA OF THE CAROTIDS(.pdf)
PERIPHERAL VASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY(.pdf)
CONTRAST ENHANCED MRI OF THE LIVER STATE-OF-THE-ART(.pdf)
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