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St. Mary’s Health Care System expands cardiac imaging with Toshiba MR

St. Mary’s Health Care System installed two Vantage Titan 1.5T MR systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems.

St. Mary’s utilizes the systems to enhance its cardiac imaging program and for advanced imaging studies that include myocardial perfusion and stress MR.

"Toshiba’s Titan 1.5T MR systems have allowed us to push the needle forward by improving our cardiac services so that nearby cardiology groups can feel confident in referring their patients to St. Mary’s," said Jeff Brown, R.T., director, Radiology and Cardiovascular Services, St. Mary’s Health Care System.

As the official healthcare provider for the University of Georgia Athletic Association, St. Mary’s also uses the Titan 1.5T MR systems for musculoskeletal and body imaging of injured athletes.

The Titan 1.5T offers patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm bore and feet-first exams to reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo noise-reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging, integrated coils and intuitive M-Power user interface make the system easier to use for the clinician and more comfortable for the patient.

A Toshiba exclusive, CardioLine is a fully automated cardiac positioning alignment tool that automatically detects anatomical landmarks for accurate and reproducible positioning to complete alignment of six standard cardiac views without any operator interaction.

"Toshiba’s MR technology is uniquely designed to make patients comfortable while helping healthcare providers like St. Mary’s address business demands," said Nancy Gillen, vice president, Marketing and Business Management, Toshiba.

Ranked by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care, joint replacement and general surgery, St. Mary’s specializes in neurosciences, orthopedics, cardiac care, general medicine/general surgery, women’s and children’s health, and gastroenterology.