CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging equipment announced FDA clearance to market its Supria 16-slice CT system. The new Supria 16 features a remarkably compact design and provides Smart-Dose compliant (XR-29) lower dose* patient safety capabilities.
Supria 16 combines the latest dose saving technologies in a compact design with enhanced patient access features to comfortably accommodate a wide range of patient sizes, including bariatric patients. Supria 16 can be sited in a scan room as small as 200 sq. ft.
“Supria demonstrates Hitachi’s continuing commitment to provide superior product value by combining the latest imaging technologies in a design that while compact, still affords the premium patient accommodation features of more expensive systems including a 75cm gantry aperture, standard 1.8 meter scannable range table with 500 lb. weight capacity,” said Mark Silverman, Director of CT Marketing.
“The Supria provides a strong value-based solution for CT providers needing to replace older higher-dose ≤16-slice CT Systems with a new lower-dose Smart Dose compliant (XR-29) system. The dose reduction features included standard with Supria actually surpass the XR-29 Standard,” said Sheldon Schaffer, VP & General Manager MR/CT.
* In clinical use, dose saving features may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practices employed. Consultation with a radiologist and physicist are recommended to determine the appropriate dose needed to obtain diagnostic image quality for a particular clinical task.
About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.