Corporate Research & Development Center
- Technology to determine reference section in heart images for cardiac MRI diagnosis (Oct. 2011) Toshiba, together with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, has developed a technology which automatically determines the reference section in 3-D MRI heart images for cardiac diagnoses. Its accuracy was confirmed in cooperation with Kyorin University Hospital. This technology eliminates the complicated procedure of determining the reference cross section at the beginning of cardiac MRI examinations. This new technique is expected to reduce examination time by ten minutes. Our achievement was presented at the 39th Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (JSMRM), a domestic conference on magnetic reference imaging, and at the 28th European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) in Leipzig, Germany, an international conference, both held in October 2011.