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New Panorama 1.0T a triumph in MR system design

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global


Fulfilling the desire of clinicians since the dawn of open MR systems, Philips engineers have united the patient-friendly environment of open scanners with the power and functionality of high field systems to create the Panorama 1.0T system. Philips introduced Panorama 1.0T at the 2004 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.


 High-resolution T2-weighted TSE Short axis view of the heart 3D FFE of the wrist
High-resolution T2-weighted TSE
Short axis view of the heart
3D FFE of the wrist

Breakthrough combination of true openness and high field performance

In the new Panorama 1.0T, Philips has accomplished an MR system design feat that seemed intractable and contradictory just a few years ago. Panorama 1.0T delivers high field resolution and speed comparable to conventional 1.5T systems, while providing the most relaxing, spacious scanning environment possible for the patient. The result is a unique "no compromise" breakthrough in the history of whole body MR scanners.

Panorama 1.0T's  actively shielded magnet has a small fringe field and is lightweight, ensuring easy and flexible siting. The vertical magnetic field enables use of more efficient RF coils yielding SNR and scanning speed comparable to a 1.5T horizontal field system, coupled with the optimum soft tissue contrast offered by 1.0T. As a result, Panorama 1.0T supports a broad range of high-end applications and techniques, including SENSE, single-shot EPI diffusion-weighted imaging, BOLD functional imaging, cardiac and high resolution orthopedic studies.


Furthermore, Panorama 1.0T matches the clinical capabilities of a 1.5T system by offering a virtual FOV of 180 cm. The spacious patient aperture - 160 x 45 cm - also facilitates imaging of off-center anatomy, such as shoulders and wrists.


To streamline workflow, Panorama 1.0T includes the FastTrak dockable patient table, enabling patients to be prepared for their scan outside the examination room, and features integrated RF coil connections, patient monitoring and communications systems that are enabled immediately upon docking. With an optional second FastTrak table, workflow can be even more dramatically improved.


Panorama 1.0T also offers exceptional operator ease-of-use through ExamCards - entire clinical studies that users can select with single-touch convenience. The complete exam, including planning and scan protocols, is instantly executable. In addition, the introduction of Philips' unique NetForum Community enables users to share and download ExamCards directly to their scanner, via the Internet.


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