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Hitachi Echelon 1.5t MRI


The widest wide-bore in the industry
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Overview

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Hitachi’s Echelon 1.5T is a premiere value in MRI. A reliable imaging tool, Echelon delivers excellent image quality and RF fat saturation with workflow advantages in patient setup, motion compensation, and image processing. With the short-bore gantry and small footprint, Echelon offers a simple solution for customer’s upgrading or replacing equipment.

A staple of performance in many imaging centers, Echelon has established a long track record of operational reliability along with patient comfort and safety.

  • 1.5T superconducting magnet with high performing 33/150 gradients
  • 8 or 16 channel RF receiver with a wide range of coils
  • 50cm FOV in all axes
  • High quality, whole body imaging applications that matter most to your practice

These units are to be sold installed as turn-key projects.

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Guaranteed Homogeneity with HOAST

High uniformity is an essential component to high image quality and consistent fat saturation. Echelon delivers 0.5 ppm homogeneity in a 30cm DSV (volume) – a large highly uniform imaging volume – combined with Hitachi’s HOAST patient specific higher order shimming capability. Offering two levels of shimming enable exquisite RF fat saturation, without forcing patients to maintain uncomfortable positions (e.g. “superman” position for fat saturated wrist imaging).

4.0 Software with VERTEX II Computational Platform

Echelon 4.0 Software enhancement brings more computing and processing power with the new Core i5 computer platform offering new clinical capabilities in:

  • ADAGE
  • RAPID-RADAR
  • VASC-FSE
  • BeamSat TOF
  • SIR Map
  • microTE
  • T2 RelaxMap
  • Chemical Shift Imaging

Patient Management

Echelon’s short bore and wide aperture provide an inviting patient environment. The large, high-capacity patient table comfortably supports a broad range of body types. More than nine feet of table travel enables feet-first patient entry for all exams.

  • Patient Aperture
    – 61 cm width; 160cm length
  • Patient Table
    – Width: 70cm
    – Length: 280cm (>9 feet)
    – Vertical range: 50cm – 85cm
    – Weight Capacity: 500lb

Vertex II Computer

Parallel processing ensures fast scan/reconstruction while maintaining true multitasking for maximum operator productivity and patient throughput.

  • Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 320 GB Hard Drive
  • 24” color LCD – 1920 x 1200

Echelon’s design attributes make it accommodating to existing facilities and easily planned into new construction. As an acknowledged leader in imaging placements, Hitachi offers a wealth of site planning experience and a proven system for efficient siting, installation, and start-up.

Siting

  • Siting Considerations
  • 5 gauss line
    – Axial 4.0m (13′ 1″)
    – Radial 2.5m (8′ 2″)
  • Scan room size
    – 20’4” x 16’ 5” (Typical)
    – 19’7” x 13’2” (Minimum)

Patient comfort is complemented by an ultra-fast, high-resolution brain imaging capability that drives image quality and workflow benefits.

Multi-channel design delivers large FOV image quality in applications from dynamic abdominal breath-holds to cardiac imaging.

The inclusion of a through-arm loop with comfort pads assures outstanding axillary penetration capability and coil stability – a Hitachi exclusive design.

Optimized operator selectable modes: C-Spine, C/T-Spine, T-Spine, and L-spine deliver the SNR and signal uniformity essential for high-quality spine images.

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Performance and value…standard

VERTEX Computer System

The Echelon XL computer system integrates a dual core CPU and an advanced scan/reconstruction engine. This parallel processing design assures maximum workflow and patient throughput.

CPU

  • Core2Duo microprocessor
  • 3GB RAM
  • Display
    • 24in LCD color monitor
    • Display matrix: 1920×1200
  • Magnetic disk
    • 250GB
    • Stores up to 400,000 images (256×256)
  • DVD-RAM archive
    • Media capacity 9.4GB
    • Stores up to 60,000 images (256×256)
  • CD writer (includes auto-launching PC viewer software)

Scan/Reconstruction Engine

  • Multiple processors
    • Data acquisition
    • Pulse sequence control
    • Digital receiver
    • Image reconstruction
    • Post-image reconstruction
  • 1GB per channel RAM
  • Simultaneous scan and reconstruction
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The powerful computer architecture of Echelon enables uninterrupted completion of complex post processing tasks while users multi-task (scanning, archiving and filming). Post processing and image transfer tasks status are reviewable in the Job Queue dialog.

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