Pianissimo

Reducing noise at the source, is the source of our patients' comfort.

MR acoustic noise is one of the major complaints of patients and medical staff. Canon Medical Systems' Pianissimo™ technology significantly reduces the noise in and around the MRI environment, making exams more comfortable and easier to complete. With Pianissimo, MRI no longer needs to be loud and disruptive.

Hardware vs. software

Quiet MR for every sequence, scan and patient. Canon Medical Systems 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

Vantage Titan 1.5T reduces acoustic noise in two ways:

Vacuum Chamber The gradient coil is vacuum sealed, which significantly reduces acoustic noise. Silent Pulse Sequences Vantage Titan 1.5T also offers special sequences that further reduce gradient noise. These allow even the most sensitive patients to have a pleasant exam experience.

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

MR Theater

In-bore visuals enhance patient comfort, thereby helping to put your patients at ease.

Patients undergoing MR exams will find a relaxing environment with Canon Medical Systems' new MR Theater. Creating an immersive virtual experience for patients, the new MR Theater gives patients a visual focal point to distract them from the exam, encouraging them to relax and stay still, enabling clinicians to produce efficient, high-quality imaging.

*MR Theater is applicable to Vantage Titan

71 cm patient aperture

Bariatric Exams

Your patient community is literally expanding and its commonplace to see patients who weigh 350lbs or more. Vantage Titan's open bore provides the room they need.

Successful exams begin with comfortable patients.

Patient-Focused Care

Built to increase patient comfort the Vantage Titan provides up to 100% more clearance from nose to magnet than systems that label themselves as "Open MRI."
  • 71 cm patient aperture
  • Feet First Imaging
  • Bariatric friendly
  • Breast exam capable
  • Improved patient comfort
Besides offering more patient comfort, Vantage Titan's ultra-short open bore can perform a wider range of exams. From bariatric to breast and non-contrast imaging, the Vantage Titan has far fewer limitations than Open MRI systems.

Allowing flexible scanning options and increased patient comfort.

Feet first imaging

An ultra-short open bore design, 55×55×50 cm field-of-view and multiple coil ports allow 70% of all procedures to be performed feet first.

MR system is optimized for breast MR

Breast Exams

Vantage Titan's open bore offers up to 100% more clearance for the higher profile coils that breast exams require.

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