Healthcare Industry News:  computed tomography 

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 News Release - June 4, 2008

Hitachi's Echelon 1.5T Users Receive Non-Contrast MRA Sequence and Prime FSE Feature with Software Update 1.4C

CLEVELAND--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. is now providing its Echelon 1.5T users - at no charge - the VASC™ non contrast MRA sequence and a new Fast Spin Echo capability along with a software update.

VASC provides an alternative to bolus MRA for patients with renal insufficiency, while the primeFSE feature enables excellent Fast Spin Echo imaging in the presence of prostheses or implants. Additional enhancements are as follows:
  • NATURAL™ algorithm balances signal uniformity for multi-channel coil imaging, promoting image quality and radiologist ease of use.
  • Faster Dynamic scan reconstruction. This faster reconstruction algorithm promotes reduced patient study time for multiphase dynamic studies
One of the most important differentiating features of Hitachi’s customer support program is its regular provision of no-charge software upgrades that drive new levels of image quality, clinical capability and throughput.

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) markets advanced diagnostic medical imaging systems of Hitachi Medical Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The company has more than 1,500 MRI systems installed throughout the United States and also markets multi-slice computed tomography and digital ultrasound.

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi Ltd., (NYSE:HIT )(TOKYO:6501 ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including health sciences, information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, visit

Source: Hitachi Medical Systems America

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