FDA OKs Hitachi Medical CT scanner

April 3, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Hitachi Medical wins 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its scalable Scenaria Advanced 128 CT scanner

Hitachi Medical

Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Scenaria Advanced 128 CT scanner, the latest in its line of scalable CT scanners.

Hitachi Medical Systems America said the latest iteration of the Scenaria Advanced includes new low-dose technology designed to reduce patients' exposure to X-ray radiation.

"Scenaria is another example of Hitachi's ability to provide superior product value by combining the latest dose-saving and imaging technologies with a premium feature set that includes a standard 2-meter scannable range table with greater than 500 lb. weight capacity and unique lateral shift capability (16cm range) to center the patient's anatomy of interest nearest to the scan iso-center," Mark Silverman, director of CT marketing, said in prepared remarks.

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"The Scenaria Advanced 128 model is an important achievement as Hitachi continues to expand the breadth of our CT Product line and installation foot-print in the US Market," added vice president & general manager Sheldon Schaffer.