Hitachi MRI Echelon Smart
The enlightened choice for high-field MRI
ECHELON Smart is Hitachi’s smart MRI concept which combines ‘SmartQUALITY’ for superb clinical images and sophisticated applications, ‘SmartSPEED’ for reduced examination time, ‘SmartCOMFORT’ for an extraordinary quiet patient experience, ‘SmartECO’ for low running costs and ‘SmartSPACE’ to offer the smallest possible installation footprint.
Ecological & economical running cost with SmartECO
Superconductive MRI systems generally command high running costs.
This cost is mainly related to the high power consumption of the cooling system necessary to maintain superconductivity.
ECHELON Smart is equipped with an energy saving function that can stop the cooling system for a certain length of time during periods of non-use or on non-consultation days. This function effectively reduces the power consumption whilst maintaining zero boiling off of the helium.
Moreover, as the heat emission from the cooling system itself also decreases during these periods, the power consumption of its heat-dissipating unit is also cut.
Patient-friendly quiet examination with SmartCOMFORT
Various technologies exist to reduce MRI imaging noise. However, low-noise MRI systems often compromise on image quality or extend imaging time, making them unsuitable for routine use.
Other approaches need special hardware that prevents their widespread acceptance.
Hitachi’s SmartCOMFORT noise reduction technology reduces the imaging noise by up to 94%*.
*Varies with the imaging conditions
NeuroVascular clincal Images
MSK Clincal Images
1.5T superconducting system
Powerful RF chain
50cm FOV in all axis
High quality, whole body imaging applications that matter most to your practice
Multiple coil connectors available on the motorized patient table for highly sensitive receiver coils
Fully motorized patient table
SoftSound™ Technology for silent gradients
Zero Boil Off
Low energy consumption (Eco Mode)
Small installation footprint