Toshiba introduces new CT scanners at ECR
8 March 2013
Toshiba has expanded its family of Aquilion CT scanners with the
new Aquilion One/ ViSION Edition. This has a faster rotation speed
of 0.275 seconds which is applicable for all routine applications. A
wider 78 cm gantry bore improves patient comfort and access. In
combination with AIDR 3D, the ViSION Edition provides fast and
robust low dose imaging for all patient examinations with negligible
impact of reconstruction time.
The 16cm z-axis coverage allows entire organs such as the heart
to be imaged in just one rotation. The ViSION Edition also
introduces 3D CT Fluoroscopy, allowing the physician to visualize
complicated interventional procedures in multiple planes for greater
ease and improved safety.
New iterative reconstruction algorithms provide sharp lungs
and excellent soft tissue resolution in the one image. Reading times
are shortened as you only need to concentrate on a single series to
make a definitive diagnosis.
S URESubtraction is a revolutionary subtraction technique
providing pixel perfect bone removal in neuro, carotid and
orthopaedic applications. The sophisticated non-rigid position
matching technology provides highly accurate CT DSA studies
increasing diagnostic confidence. This technology is set to change
the way physicians perform and read CTA studies.
Aquilion PRIME 80 and 160 slices
The new generation Aquilion PRIME, available in 80 and 160 slice
configurations features the Quantum detector with 80 rows of 0.5mm
elements, providing high quality isotropic images for all patient
It is smaller in size and footprint permitting installation in
even the smallest rooms. The PRIME gantry is also significantly
quieter due to an adaptive cooling system which minimizes heat
dissipation by up to 50% and overall energy consumption has been
dramatically reduced, saving running costs.
AIDR 3D, iterative reconstruction, has been implemented for all
clinical applications providing optimal dose saving, including
advanced applications such as Shuttle Brain Perfusion, Dual Energy
and 3D CT Fluoroscopy. Reconstruction speeds with AIDR 3D, can be up
to 60 images per second on the new PRIME.
The new Aquilion PRIME also includes InstaView reconstruction
technology, providing near-instant display and review of full
resolution images. High quality real-time image review is perfectly
suited for the emergency patient, where every second to diagnosis
"We were looking for a scanner that was future-proofed for up to
10 years. We have found that with the Aquilion PRIME," said Mr.
Nigel Lewis, Clinical Service Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust. "The small footprint combined with its large
diameter gantry bore was attractive. Additionally, the applications
packages like InstaView and HybridView with fast reconstruction are
easily integrated with our protocols and workflows. We couldn't
compare it with anything else as it is the highest spec helical CT
scanner available. Aquilion PRIME will enable us to carry out higher
throughputs of work across a wider range and variety of disease