Equipment



Hitachi Echelon 1.5T MRI System

Performance and Value…Standard

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


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 multi-tasking for maximum operator productivity and patient throughput.
● Core i5 processor
● 8GB RAM
● 320 GB Hard Drive
● 24” color LCD – 1920 x 1200

Siting
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 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)


 

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