Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has received FDA clearance for its high-density 16-element flexible coil system, developed in partnership with NeoCoil.
The 16-element flexible coils conform more closely to the anatomy, improving signal-to-noise ratio. The coils are available in medium and large sizes and are ideally suited for general orthopedic and body imaging of large and small patients alike. Where standard coils are not optimal, the flexible coils can be used for general-purpose as well as head, neck and spine imaging. Large patients are not forced into or pinched by the hard plastic of traditional rigid coils. Image quality for small patients is not compromised due to fixed, oversized coil housings.
Toshiba claims the new coil system will improve MR exam efficiency and image quality, making it easier for clinicians to complete high-quality exams.