At the ongoing annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Philadelphia, Philips is introducing its new MR simulator:
The introduction of the Panorama 1.0T with R/T option–the first high field open MR simulator–builds on Philips experience in developing the first commercially available MR simulator, the Panorama 0.23T R/T.
This option of the Panorama 1.0T is dedicated for radiation oncology and has received FDA clearance. The R/T option includes an external laser positioning system, an oncology tabletop with indexing, geometric distortion correction software and specialized imaging protocols.
The open gantry of Panorama 1.0T allows for patient scanning in treatment position with immobilization devices or supine inclined for breast imaging. Precise patient alignment is achieved with a flat and rigid oncology table top modeled after the LINAC table and a set of MR-compatible immobilization devices.
The Panorama 1.0T is the only high field open MR system featuring high performance whole body diagnostic imaging capabilities. Diffusion Weighted whole body Imaging with Background body signal Suppression (DWIBS) is a new whole body imaging technique unique to Philips systems and represents a breakthrough for identifying the presence of lesions without exposing the patient to radiation or radioactive isotopes.