Quality care for your patients

Comfort is important, and with Pianissimo™Σ noise-reduction technology, scans are quieter and more efficient. Non-contrast imaging reduces the need for injections during the exam. The shorter bore of Vantage Elan helps to reduce claustrophobia in patients, while the 63 cm size accommodates a wide variety of patients.

Benefits:

  • Maximum Efficiency: M-Power™ maximizes operator efficiency with streamlined workflow
  • Quieter Scans: Enhanced comfort and patient satisfaction from Pianissimo™Σ noise-reduction technology
  • Quality Imaging: Detailed diagnostic imaging
  • Accommodate More: 63 cm wide accommodates a variety of patient sizes
  • Improved Patient Line of Sight: Short bore decreases patient claustrophobia

Allowing flexible scanning options and increased patient comfort.

Feet First Imaging

A sliding table coupled with an integrated spine coil provides maximum flexibility for operators and feet first options for patients.

Pianissimo

Noise can make an MR exam uncomfortable for patients, Pianissimo™Σ allows even the most sensitive patient to have a pleasant experience.

Reducing noise levels in 2 unique ways:

  • Hardware designed to eliminate noise at the source for every sequence
  • Additional special sequences further reduce gradient noise

Hardware vs. software

Quiet MR for every sequence, scan and patient. Canon Medical Systems's hardware is designed to eliminate noise at the source.
  • Noise reduction is achieved on all sequences
  • Additional special sequences further reduce gradient noise


    Competitors reduce noise by use of software only.
  • Limited to specialized pulse sequences
  • Software solutions modify the pulse sequences themselves which intentionally diminish the gradient performance

Pianissimo Overview

Unique acoustic noise reduction suites.

Pianissimo Zen

  • Pianissimo Zen Sequences 
    • mUTE 3D T1
    • mUTE 4D-MRA
    • FASE-DWI
  • Pianissimo + mUTE sequences
    • Less than 2dB acoustic noise increase over the ambient noise

*99% reduction by unit of Loudness level "dB" and 97% reduction by unit of perceived loudness "Sone" depending on the condition of usage and examination.

Pianissimo Zen Sequences

Providing a patient-friendly examination environment.

mUTE 3D T1

mUTE 4D-MRA

FASE-DWI

Contrast in your images. Not in your patients.

Non-Contrast Imaging

An increasing awareness of the potential risks associated with gadolinium-based contrast agents has revealed the need for alternative, contrast-free MRA techniques. We provide clinicians four generations of unique, non-contrast MRA sequences that minimize risk to patients while producing exceptional images. These images are often better than those acquired with conventional contrast enhanced techniques.

Non-contrast MRA techniques