Non-Contrast Imaging

Non-Contrast Imaging

Contrast in your images. Not in your patients.

In 1998, Toshiba Medical pioneered non-contrast MR imaging. Now, with over 10 years of clinical experience, Toshiba Medical's Vantageā„¢ systems are the only systems available with a complete suite of contrast-free MRA techniques.

*Only available on Galan
Non-Contrast Hand
Non-Contrast Foot
Non-Contrast Foot
Non-Contrast Orthopedic

4D ASL MRA*

Time-resolved MRA in a single scan.

Brain

Portal Vein

Portal Vein and Renals

*Only available on Galan

Fresh Blood Imaging

Visualization of blood flow in one acquisition.

  • 3D FASE, ECG gated sequence, designed to improve the natural visualization of blood vessels
  • FBI distinguishes arteries from veins by utilizing the loss of arterial signal in systole due to fast flow compared to diastole

Flow-Spoiled FBI

FS-FBI utilizes a small dephasing gradient to vastly improve flow depiction in the lower extremities or patients with poor circulation.

Flow-Spoiled FBI
Flow-Spoiled FBI

Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP)

Improve patient satisfaction with safe and accurate vascular imaging.

Time-SLIP is an Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) variant that is typically used to depict blood vessels within a targeted region in any imaging orientation.

Time-SLIP has been evaluated for use in the renal arteries, carotid arteries, pulmonary system and portal-venous system. It produces accurate angiograms using blood as an endogenous tracer, instead of a contrast agent.

Time-SLIP Complex Circulation

Visualization of vascular circulation.

ASL combined with 3D SSFP or FASE to tag moving blood. Used to image complex circulation or multidirectional flow.

  • Hepatic veins
  • Carotid
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal arteries

Hepatic veins

Carotid

Pulmonary

Renal arteries

3D ASL Perfusion

3D ASL Perfusion

Improve patient safety with perfusion-weighted images generated without contrast medium.

  • ASL can be performed on patients with suspected or known cerebrovascular disease, tumor and seizures or for mapping of blood flow during functional activation studies
  • CBF ASLR semi-quantification method is based on Buxton Model

3D ASL MRA

Improve patient safety with perfusion-weighted images generated without contrast medium.

  • Allows for completely non-invasive visualization of hemodynamic flow in the Circle of Willis and carotids
  • As the leader in Non-Contrast Imaging technology, 3D Arterial Spin Labeling MR angiography is unique to Toshiba Medical
  • When combined with 3D ASL, it can validate cerebral blood flow patterns
3D ASL MRA