Canon Medical Systems of Tustin, CA, has announced the availability of its Vantage Galan™ 3T XGO Edition magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. Recently 510(k) cleared by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canon states that this system enables sequences for quantitative analysis and allows cardiac examinations to be completed with fewer breath holds and improved patient comfort.
The scanner is outfitted with Saturn X Gradient, which can provide up to 30% improved signal-to-noise ratio for brain diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and high resolution neurological images. It allows for faster sampling and higher resolution images, thanks to PURERF and Saturn technologies. This capability combined with the ability to stack protocol sequences results in quick neuro exams, enabling health care providers to produce higher resolution images for myriad neuro exams in under five minutes, according to the company.
New software also offers MultiBand SPEEDER technology. This allows for multiple slices to be acquired at the same time, reducing diffusion weighted imaging scan times by up to two times.
The Galan 3T XGO Edition also delivers enhanced cardiac capabilities, including T1 mapping that utilizes MOdified Look-Locker Inversion recovery (MOLLI) sequence and allows providers to acquire a more quantitative characterization of myocardial tissue within a single breath hold. The system’s Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery (PSIR) in the heart provides improved contrast in late-enhanced imaging and eliminates the need for inversion time (TI) calibration scan, allowing cardiac exams to be completed with fewer breath holds and greater patient comfort.Back To Top
Canon Medical launches Vantage Galan™ 3T XGO Edition for MRI. Appl Radiol.