Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has released the Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI system, which it will debut at this week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. The Vantage Orian features new technology designed to boost productivity, enhance patient comfort, and deliver diagnostic clinical confidence.

The Vantage Orian offers a range of hardware features that can help improve workflow and deliver clinical confidence, including:

  • A detachable, dockable table option enabling preparation outside the scan room, enhancing workflow, and allowing medical staff to respond to patient requirements
  • Saturn Technology for high-performance imaging capability, including a new gradient that delivers a gradient performance with a maximum amplitude of 45 mT/m, combined with a slew rate of 200 T/m/s that enhances high resolution and diffusion imaging for improved image quality
  • Adaptive noise cancellation PURERF Rx technology that reduces noise at the source, resulting in an increase in SNR by up to 38% and enhanced image quality
  • A redesigned digital gantry interface which displays important patient-related and coil information, allowing clinicians to ensure a proper and complete setup without leaving the patient’s side

The Vantage Orian also offers a suite of software enhancements to help reduce scan time and increase productivity. New features include the Multiband SPEEDER, which enables clinicians to reduce DWI acquisition times, and the k-t SPEEDER (up to x8 accelerated), which allows high frame rate cardiac cine and perfusion imaging with free breathing—enabling clinicians to image a wide range of cardiac patients while reducing stress to the patient.

What’s more, the system also features EasyTech technology, which enables clinicians to improve workflow with automatic slice alignment for neuro, spine and cardiac exams, and FSE Dixon, which allows clinicians to take four contrasts in one scan to show uniform fat-suppression in difficult-to-shim areas.