Medical Systems America, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic
imaging equipment, announced FDA clearance to market its Echelon
Oval 1.5T Ultra-Wide MR system.
Hitachi Echelon Oval (Photo: Business Wire)
Echelon Oval sets a new standard for premium wide bore 1.5T MRI with its
patient shaped design, resulting in a 74 cm oval bore – the widest in
“With the evolving changes in health care delivery putting ever more
emphasis on patient comfort and satisfaction, Echelon Oval re-shapes
expectations for MR imaging,” said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and
General Manager, MR and CT.
The latest innovation from Hitachi addresses the important aspects of
patient accessibility, broad range of clinical capability and optimized
workflow. All patients, particularly claustrophobic and anxious ones,
will benefit from increased space and visibility. With a diverse suite
of advanced imaging techniques including non-contrast MRA, isotropic
image acquisition, robust fat suppression and much more, Echelon Oval
delivers high diagnostic confidence. In addition, Hitachi’s
Workflow Integrated Technology (WIT) suite of efficiency-focused and
patient-friendly features, such as an integrated coil system and wide
mobile table, optimize the entire imaging process.
“For over two decades Hitachi has lead the way in innovative, reliable
MR products that have always put the comfort of the patient first,”
Schaffer added. “Echelon Oval joins a storied progression of MR products
that deliver state-of-the-art imaging capability, without sacrificing
About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Medical Systems America (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation, offers a broad range of
diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our
innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives
clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow
efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to
exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer
support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through
responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and
on-going applications support.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Ltd., (NYSE: HIT) (TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a
leading global electronics company with approximately 362,000 employees
worldwide on the consolidated basis. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011)
consolidated revenues totaled 9,316 billion yen ($110.9 billion).
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Industrial, Transportation and Urban Development Systems, as well as the
sophisticated Materials and Key Devices that support them.
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