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. Toshiba's patented 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.

Pianissimo Overview


Hardware vs. software

Quiet MR for every sequence, scan and patient. Toshiba 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

Relative noise comparison

Select from below to compare the noise acoustics


Successful exams begin with comfortable patients.

Ultra-short, open bore design

The Vantage Titan 3T is designed to maximize image quality without compromising patient comfort. Its 71 cm aperture and expansive open bore allows you to image even your largest patients to maximize efficiency and throughput. The Vantage Titan 3T's spacious interior minimizes claustrophobia, which is a common issue with conventional bore MRI systems.

71 cm patient aperture

Comfortable for large patients

Wide shoulders and large midsections can still fit comfortably in the expansive bore of the Vantage Titan 3T.

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.

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.