Proscan Imaging Installs the Industry's Widest Bore MR System from Hitachi


Proscan Imaging Installs the Industry's Widest Bore MR System from Hitachi

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) today announced the first Echelon Oval High-Field MR system has been installed and is in use at ProScan Imaging's Eastgate facility located on the eastside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hitachi Echelon Oval 1.5T MR (Photo: Business Wire)
Hitachi Echelon Oval 1.5T MR (Photo: Business Wire)

Hitachi Echelon Oval 1.5T MR (Photo: Business Wire)

The Echelon Oval 1.5T MR system features the game-changing 74cm oval shaped bore. This new shape of MR is the widest bore available offering maximum patient accessibility and accommodation.

"We are very excited about our relationship with ProScan Imaging and are proud to see our first Echelon Oval installation in a facility dedicated to the best patient experience, service, excellence and quality," said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MRI, HMSA.

ProScan Imaging is the first imaging center not only in the United States but in the world to install this new oval ultra-wide bore scanner. "The Echelon Oval High-Field system was chosen because of its quality, advanced technology and patient focus," commented Mark Grossman, Chief Operating Officer at ProScan Imaging. "Bringing this new technology to Cincinnati and introducing its capabilities to the world demonstrates ProScan's commitment to innovation, patient comfort and satisfaction."

Designed around the human body, the Echelon Oval High-Field MR system provides the optimal patient experience with outstanding comfort, space and efficiency. "The Echelon Oval High-Field MRI raises the bar of care by giving the patient the comfort of an open MRI with the versatility and unique features that currently only exist on high-field MRIs. It gives the patients and their physicians the best of both worlds," said Dr. Stephen J. Pomeranz, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of ProScan Imaging.

As ProScan Imaging continues its patient-centric mission to provide high-quality imaging services "Built Around You" (the patient), the organization looks forward to bringing additional technological advancements and new patient services to market while still offering patients lower costs compared to local hospital affiliates.

About Proscan Imaging

ProScan Imaging, LLC delivers professional diagnostic imaging services through a multi-state network of imaging centers, teleradiology services, and a highly regarded medical imaging education foundation. ProScan is led by world-renowned radiologist Stephen J. Pomeranz, M.D., whose passion for education has been the cornerstone of ProScan's radiological expertise. ProScan Imaging provides comprehensive imaging site start-up services including technical support, site and equipment selection, staffing, ownership, management, as well as the delivery of reading services to outpatient diagnostic imaging centers. Twenty-four imaging centers in the Eastern United States count themselves as part of the ProScan Network.

To learn more about ProScan Imaging, please call 1-877-PROSCAN (776-7226) or visit our website at

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.

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