Toshiba introduces new CT scanners at ECR 2013
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 examinations.
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 counts.
"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 states."