Philips Panorama High Field Open

Comfortable, high field open MRI

Our Panorama high field Open MRI appeals to both patients and referring physicians alike with it’s wide-open design, high image quality, large field of view and broad coverage of clinical applications. Thanks to it’s unique features, the Panorama HFO provides the potential for you to attract more patients and increase your referral area.


The Panorama HFO provides a 360-degree panoramic viewing angle and spacious 160 cm-wide patient aperture ensuring a comfortable, relaxing MRI experience for anxious, elderly, obese or claustrophobic patients.


While covering all routine applications, it is especially ideal for orthopedic, pediatric and bariatric imaging. The wide-open patient space allows you to explore new clinical applications such as biopsy procedures and kinematic joint studies.


High Field Performance comparable to 1.5T in a truly open configuration

  • Solenoid Technology coils
    • Superb coverage and comfort
    • High SNR
    • Fully SENSE compatible
    • Excellent homogeneity
  • 1.5T signal, 1.0T contrast for minimal susceptibility and distortion
  • SmartExam – One click to consistent and reproducible MRI exams
    • One click for planning, scanning and processing
    • 100% consistency and reproducibility
    • Covers over 75% of examinations
    • Brain, Knee, Shoulder and Spine capabilities
  • ExamCards automate the most complex studies
  • Clinical performance in all applications


Preferred by Patients

  • 72% of patients prefer the Panorama over any cylindrical system*
  • Ambient Experience further boosts preference
  • Preference represents value
  • Ability to market your practice directly to the patient
  • Source: GfK Panelservices Benelux



Going Beyond the Bore 

  • Area of interest can always be placed at iso-center
    • Uncompromised fat-sat
    • Fewer motion artifacts
  • Virtually any patient, any position
    • No coils necessary for the most challenging patients
    • Sideways scanning is no issue
  • Open line of sight – always
    • Reduced need for sedation
    • Visual contact w/loved ones always intact
  • Unlimited accessibility
    • Real-time scanning & viewing
    • Patient can remain in scanner
      • Reduced need for repositioning
      • Fast, accurate scanning

Hitachi Oasis 1.2 Tesla open MRI

I have worked on the Aries II this looks like a high field version of that scanner if anyone has Experience with this scanner please post a comment. Good or bad. Thanks


OASIS™  featured on National Medical Report


OASIS™ provides maximum diagnostic performance and uncompromised patient comfort. Combining high-performance MR electronics of the best high-field equipment — fast gradients and multi-channel RF technology with Hitachi-designed Zenith RF coils — with Hitachi’s proprietary 1.2T open architecture vertical-field magnet, Oasis is a new generation of MR systems providing diagnostic confidence, patient comfort and investment value.

Oasis supports demanding workflow, features Hitachi’s legendary reliability, is easy to learn and use, and provides powerful differentiating features for you MR imaging services.






The Oasis Patient Experience




The OASIS Patient Experience

Hitachi is the innovator in patient-friendly MR. Now OASIS™ brings our unique patient-centered philosophy to high-field MRI. 

Oasis delivers an unobstructed angle to put even difficult patients at ease. That means decreased scan time and quality images — a truly superior patient experience.

Everything  improves with a comfortable patient.

A Patient’s view in a typical MRI


The unobstructed view from OASIS™



If you are a patient click here to see what OASIS™ can do for you

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about the capabilities and advantages of OASIS™




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Please listen to the voice of 12,000 patients.



The European Organisation for Rare Diseases, EURORDIS, is a patient-driven alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.

Eurordis’ mission is to build a strong pan-European community of patient organisations and people living with rare diseases, to be their voice at the European level, and – directly or indirectly – to fight against the impact of rare diseases on their lives.

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To this end, Eurordis undertakes activities on behalf of its members, notably in favour of:

-  Empowering rare disease patient groups 
-  Advocating rare diseases as a public health issue 
-  Raising public rare disease awareness, and also that of national and international institutions 
-  Improving access to information, treatment, care, and support for people living with rare diseases 
-  Encouraging good practices in relation to these 
-  Promoting scientific and clinical rare disease research 
-  Developing rare disease treatments and orphan drugs 
-  Improving quality of life through patient support, social, welfare and educational services

Author: Eurordis
Editor: Eurordis
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Rare diseases are often chronic, progressive, degenerative, life-threatening and disabling diseases. Many rare disease patients are denied their right to the highest attainable standard of health and continue to advocate their need to overcome common obstacles. Through the publication of this book, “The Voice of 12,000 Patients”, the patient’s perspective can go beyond patients’ anecdotes and be additionally represented by the analysis of data collected through theEurordisCare2 and EurordisCare3 surveys. These surveys investigated patients’ experiences and expectations regarding access to diagnosis and to health services, for a variety of significantly relevant rare diseases across Europe.   SOURCE

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DOWNLOADIntroduction DOWNLOADMethods 
DOWNLOADResults of EurordisCare2 DOWNLOADResults of EurordisCare3 
Results by Disease Results by country
DOWNLOADAlternating hemiplegia 
DOWNLOADChromosome 11 disorders 
DOWNLOADCrohn’s disease 
DOWNLOADCystic Fibrosis 
DOWNLOADDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy 
DOWNLOADEhlers Danlos Syndrome 
DOWNLOADEpidermolysis bullosa 
DOWNLOADFragile X syndrome 
DOWNLOADHuntington’s disease
DOWNLOADMarfan syndrome 
DOWNLOADMyasthenia gravis 
DOWNLOADOsteogenesis imperfecta 
DOWNLOADPrader Willi syndrome 
DOWNLOADPulmonary arterial hypertension 
DOWNLOADTuberous sclerosis 
DOWNLOADWilliams Syndrome 


DOWNLOADCzeck Republic
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DOWNLOADConclusions DOWNLOADAppendix



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The MRI LIE Detector Who is safe? NO LIE – CEPHOS

they sure look guilty

So, here’s the question , should politicians be subjected to the MRI lie detector? It has started to make some noise in the MRI community. Should we be using FMRI for its lie detector ability?

Can an fMRI like this one detect lies? [Credit: Washington Irvine, Wikimedia Commons]

For 5,000 dollars, a computer will scan your brain several times while asking you a series of banal yes or no questions: Do you live in Texas? Is it 2009? It will also ask you one important question, such as: Did you burn down the shop? Or, have you cheated on your spouse? Shortly thereafter, it will spit out two numbers. And the creators of the test insist that those two numbers will determine if, when you answered the serious question, you were lying.

This method of lie detection, which relies on brain scans rather than a racing heart, still hasn’t gained widespread support among mainstream neuroscientists or the legal community. But two companies, Cephos Corporation in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, and No Lie MRI in San Diego,California, are already marketing it to clients, at a time when many experts worry about the technique’s accuracy in detecting real-life lies, as opposed to the fibs conjured up by study volunteers in experiments. And even if the test is reliable, experts question whether the results of this sort of mind reading should be admissible in court.



Joe Larson, one of the inventors of the polygraph machine demonstrates in the 1930s. The validity of the polygraph has come increasingly into question over past decades.



But many neuroscientists and legal scholars say the evidence isn’t ready for the courtroom. Judy Illes, a neuroethicist at the University of British Columbiain Vancouver, calls the companies “premature” and says “I don’t think we have the scientific evidence yet to be selling fMRI for the kind of applications they are supporting. . . . It’s a tall order to be able to sell results.”

Cephos’ test relies on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a technology that measures changes in blood flow to different areas of the brain over time. Working neurons require more oxygen and thus more blood, just as working muscles do, so by tracking blood flow, fMRI shows which areas of the brain are most active at any particular moment.

Many fMRI studies have concluded that a few key areas of the brain are more active during deception than truth-telling. These include the anterior cingulate cortex, which is involved in attention and monitoring processes, and the left dorsolateral and right anterior prefrontal cortices, areas of executive function involved in working memory and behavioral control.

If prosecutors try to get the results of fMRI lie detection tests admitted into court, they can expect a challenge based on the Constitution’s ban on self-incriminating testimony, according to Kenneth Foster, a bioengineer who is also associated with the University of Pennsylvania’s neuroethics program.

“Legally, is having a brain scan similar to a urine sample or similar to testifying?” Foster asks. If it’s considered testimony, then defendants could challenge it by citing their Fifth Amendment rights. “This kind of dilemma has to be solved soon because it’ll make a big difference in the way courts see the admissibility of this evidence.”


Toshiba America Medical Contrast Free MRA’s

I hope someone outhere has some experience with one of these Toshiba units and can contact me. I would love to see some real images from actual patients, but these will have to do for now. These are from the Toshiba website. It’s a great idea to be able to  get these images without giving Gadolinium. 

With a unique combination of outstanding homogeneity, a 71 cm aperture, largest clinical FOV (55×55×50cm) and a 1.5T ultra-short, open-bore, Vantage Titan™ provides outstanding image quality without compromise.

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Vantage Atlas:

Our 1.5T ultra-short bore plus our Atlas coil technology provides you better workflow, in addition to outstanding image quality.

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MRI Safety

What is contrast? Is an MRI procedure safe? Are non-contrast images just as good? Discover these answers and additional information about safety in MRI procedures.

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