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Hitachi’s Echelon Oval 1.5T MR installed in a number of community hospitals

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | November 17, 2016 MRI
Cleveland, Ohio (November 16, 2016) - Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) recently completed numerous installations of their Echelon Oval 1.5T MRI with its new Evolution 5 Software capabilities at community hospitals around the US.

Hitachi’s Echelon Oval is the widest available 1.5T MR system making it a great choice as a stand-alone MR system for all sizes of community hospitals. The 74cm wide bore ensures a great majority of patients can be comfortably and efficiently accommodated.

St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia recently installed Echelon Oval in their radiology department and could not be more pleased. Cheryl Rawlings the Imaging Department Manager stated, “it’s the size of the bore—at 74 cm in width, the widest MRI system available— and the uncompromised quality of the images that have gone furthest in making Candler’s MRI capabilities the talk of the town.”

“We are quite pleased with the continued success of the Echelon Oval with community hospitals”, states Sheldon Schaffer Vice President and General Manager for MR and CT for Hitachi Medical Systems America. “The patient friendly design and superb image quality makes the Echelon Oval an ideal solution for both inpatient and outpatient settings.”

Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire is another institution that has recently installed the Echelon Oval in their hospital outpatient imaging center and are in the process of installing the Hitachi Oasis High-Field Open MRI in another facility. Concord Hospital considered every option available before deciding on Hitachi. Dr. Mark Hadley, the Medical Director for Concord Hospital led the thorough selection process and stated, “Concord Imaging Center (Concord Hospital) is committed to providing patients with outstanding innovative care. This means that we update and expand our imaging technology in order to stay on the leading edge. After careful evaluation, including input from customers, we selected MRI’s made by Hitachi. We are particularly pleased to have their High-Field Open and Oval Bore MRI’s, which provide our patients with enhanced comfort and the highest quality of imaging available.”

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Healthcare Business Unit 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. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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