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Orthopedic Practice Improves Competitive Advantage with New Toshiba Medical MR System

Patients in need of MR imaging at South County Orthopedic Specialists can look forward to high-quality images and an enhanced experience with the recent installation of Toshiba Medical’s VantageTM Elan 1.5T system.

The full-service orthopedic care facility in Laguna Woods, Calif. now offers state-of-the-art MR exams that are fast and comfortable thanks to the system’s advanced features that prioritize both high-quality imaging and the patient experience.

“Providing the best possible patient care often starts with ensuring we have the best technology at our fingertips. With the Vantage Elan MR system, we can offer superior care to more patients,” said Beth Guidus, B.S., RT(R), lead MRI technician, South County Orthopedic Specialists. “The system is helping us acquire sharper images even faster, scan a wider variety of cases and see more patients each day thanks to its innovative workflow features. It now takes just 15 minutes to image a knee, whereas the same exam took 45 minutes on our old system.”

The small but mighty Vantage Elan 1.5T quickly helped the South County Orthopedic Specialists improve their efficiency upon arrival. Its small footprint enabled the provider to install the system without requiring construction or space adjustments. The system offers high image quality and some advanced features that are on Toshiba Medical’s premium-tier MR systems, including the PianissimoTM noise-reduction technology that helps clinicians put their patients at ease and non-contrast imaging techniques for safer exams. Additionally, the Vantage Elan comes with Toshiba Medical’s intuitive M-PowerTM user interface which simplifies exams and provides advanced post-processing tools.

“We designed the Vantage Elan MR system to help ensure each of our customers, regardless of size, has access to high-quality diagnostic imaging in order to deliver excellent patient care and stay competitive in their communities,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “With its high-resolution images and premium workflow features, the Vantage Elan helps South Country Orthopedic Specialists meet all its patients’ needs while keeping them safe and comfortable.”

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