Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc., Cleveland, is helping Community Health Network, Indianapolis, to simplify their pediatric imaging exams with Hitachi’s Bore-Less Oasis and RADAR 1.2T MRI.

The unique, open architecture with high-field MRI was installed in October 2009 and allows pediatric patients to be imaged without sedation. Hitachi’s RADAR technology, a motion compensation solution, also compensates for minor fidgeting. 

Jeff Beatty, director Outpatient Imaging Centers for Community Health Network said in a press statement that the hospital is able to scan very young children without sedation. “On other MR systems, children tend to be nervous, and without the contact with a parent, they tend to move around or even refuse the exam. This makes sedation almost a necessity on other MR systems.”

Shawn Etheridge, director of Hitachi’s MR Marketing, added in the release, “The design of Oasis is such that a child can readily see outside the scanner during the examination. Combine the patient’s eye contact with a technologist or parent with our RADAR motion compensation and you have a great pediatric MRI solution."

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