Toshiba received FDA clearance for its new 16-element flexible MR coil system that was developed in a partnership with NeoCoil (Pewaukee, WI).
The flexible coils, currently available for Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T MR, come in two sizes (medium and large) to be applicable for use on a variety of patient body types. Rigid coils often restrict large patients, while small patients are impacted by lower quality imaging with coils that are oversized.
“The 16-element MR coils feature a flexible design, enabling clinicians to use the coils for various exam types,” said Steve Nichols, chief operating officer, NeoCoil. “The light-weight coils come in two sizes and wrap around a patient’s anatomy, accommodating patients of various sizes and providing greater patient comfort.”
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.