MRI SYSTEMS COMPARISON CHART
Philips Ingenia 3T vs. Toshiba Vantage Titan 3T

 

MRI Model > Ingenia 3.0T > Vantage Titan 3T
Company Philips Healthcare Toshiba
FDA Clearance YES, 2011 YES, 2011
Clinical Application Whole Body multi-transmit MRI
>> MAGNET
Configuration Cylindrical Short magnet, wide bore
Type Superconducting OR-96 SMT
Field Strength 3 T 3 T
Homogeneity
(35 or 40cm DSV), Vrms
<0.4 ppm @ 40cm DSV < 1.4 ppm @ 40 cm DSV
5-Gauss Fringe Field
Radial Axial, m
3.05 4.95 5 gauss: 2.6 4.6
Cryogen Refill Period Zero boil off, 5-7 years Zero boil off magnet
Finished Gantry Weight, kg
(Covered)
5,800 6,375 with cryogens
Finished (Covered) Gantry Dimension, (L x W x H) 1.50 x 1.88 x 2.29 m 188 x 224 x 222 cm
>>PATIENT COMFORT
Minimum Finished Bore L-R Diameter (Closed Magnet) 70 cm 163 x 69 cm
Minimum A-P Dimension w/ Table Inserted 62 cm 53.5 cm
Table Width
(moving portion)
NA 61.4 cm
Table Capacity 550 lbs 440 lbs
Table Vertical Travel
(Min height-scanning height)
Approximately 36 cm 42.9 – 84.5 cm
Table Lateral Movement Range NA 205 cm
Patient Cooling Features Low SAR, 6 airflow settings Adj. ventilation w/
improved airflow
Patient Illumination Features Yes, + Ambient ring Advanced illumination
Patient Operator
Call & Intercom
YES YES
>>GRADIENT
Maximum Amplitude
Single Axis, mTm
45 30 per axis
Maximum Slew Rate
Single Axis, Tms
200 203 per axis
Cooling System Type Liquid water mix Water
>>COMPUTER SYSTEM
CPU Type Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHz Dual Core Dual CPU 3.0 GHz
CPU Memory Size 8,000 MB 8 GB and up
Reconstruction Hardware Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHz Dual Core Dual CPU 2.93 GHz
Reconstruction Memory Size 8,000 MB 24 GB
Image Storage Memory Type HD, DVD+RW, DICOM PACS RAID 10
Image Storage Media
Image Capacity
150 GB HD, 4.7 GB DVD 1.3 TB
DICOM 3.0 Classes Supported Enhanced MR standard YES
Display Monitor Displayable Area (L x W), cm 52 x 33 55.6 x 36.1
Simultaneous Scan & Reconstruction YES YES
>>RF SYSTEM
Channels
(Min, Max Configuration)
Min > 52, Max > 1,000 16 (32 optional)
Parallel Imaging Features
(name, imageK-space)
SENSE, ktBLAST
(k-space, image)
Speeder (image),
JET (radial k-space)
>>COILS
(StandardOptional, #of elements, RF channels, parallel imaging support)
Brain Std, 15 chan Atlas Speeder head 16 el
(32-el opt; WIP)
array, std, receive
Head Std, 15 chan QD head coil, std,
transmit & receive
Spine Std, 44 chan Atlas Speeder spine 40 el array, std, receive
Neck Std, 15 chan Atlas Speeder head coil w/ neck attachment is used
Shoulder Opt, 8 chan NA
Body Torso Opt, 54 chan Atlas Speeder body 16 el array, std, receive
Knee Opt, 8 chan Large knee Speeder 7 el array, opt, transmit & receive
Cardiac Opt, 54 chan Atlas Speeder body & spine coils are used
Breast Opt, 7 or 16 chan NA
Wrist Opt, 8 chan Wrist-hand Speeder 6 el array, opt, receive
Neurovascular Std; 40 chan Atlas Speeder head coil w/ a neck attachment is used
Peripheral Vascular Opt, 54 chan Atlas Speeder body & spine coils are used
TMJ Std, 15 chan Flex coils & coil holder, std, Speeder support
Others Opt Flex coils f100 f150, std,
Speeder support
>> IMAGING FEATURES
Noncontrast Angiography TRANCE, bTRANCE FBI, CIA, Time-Slip, TSA
Spectroscopy 2-D, 3-D SENSE, spectro H-MRS single-voxel & CSI
Motion Compensating
Radial Techniques
MultiVane JET
Brain Volume Imaging 3-D BrainView mVox
Minimum Repetition Time, msec TSE TR 17 1.4
Minimum Echo Time, msec TSE TE 1.8 0.4
FOV (AP, RL, HF,
Min to Max), cm
55 x 55 x 50 (0.05-55) 50 x 50 x 45
(min 5mm, max 550mm)
>> POWER REQUIREMENTS
Voltage (line voltage, phases) 400 480 3-phase 400V, 3-phase
kVA 86 90
AC, BTUhr
(for entire system)
56,000 peak Std depending on the site

 

The Bottom Line: These MRI systems are the BIG BOYS and will provide such a great enhancement to any facility. Pricing for these units are similar, however, warranties can vary depending on your facility’s location and your provider’s desire to expand their territory. What needs to be considered is the availability of parts after the warranty expires. None the less, both of these 3T MRI systems are so similar in their basic operations; it will only come down to pricing and extended warranty support.

 

Posted by:
Nathan Welch
MRI Specialist
407.438.7847   
Nathan@AmberUSA.com

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