New Toshiba MRI machine

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New Toshiba MRI machine

Postby thisisalex » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:06 am

http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products ... ntrast.php

an interesting new technology from Toshiba. looks like it will be easier to measure flow without contrast agent....

With exceptional sensitivity to slow flow, FBI is particularly well-suited for evaluating peripheral vascular diseases of the lower legs and extremities. It acquires arterial and venous flow in a single coronal pass requiring less scan time than other MRA techniques. FBI also eliminates sensitivity to issues like improper timing, turbulent flow and differential filling that can cause contrast-based MRA to fail.


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Re: New Toshiba MRI machine

Postby prairiegirl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:51 am

thisisalex wrote:
... looks like it will be easier to measure flow without contrast agent....



I hope so, Alex. It would be great if gadolinium was not necessary for high-resolution imaging. I don't like the potential side-effects and warnings of contrast dye injections. Thanks for posting this.
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Postby Nunzio » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:28 pm

The only problem I see is that Toshiba called this technique Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI) and Contrast-free Improved Angiography (CIA)
and I do not think patients would want to be investigated by FBI and CIA, at least in the USA
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Postby prairiegirl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:40 pm

You're right, Nunzio-- that sounds VERY invasive! :lol:
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Re: CIA & FBI Scanning

Postby NHE » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:28 am

prairiegirl wrote:You're right, Nunzio-- that sounds VERY invasive! :lol:


I suppose they won't let me where my aluminum foil hat into the MRI scanner... 8)
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