TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For nearly a decade, Toshiba Medical has led the diagnostic imaging industry in area detector CT technology and is marking a major milestone with the 1,200th Aquilion™ ONE area detector CT system shipped worldwide. From offering providers the world’s first dynamic volume area detector CT imaging system, to introducing the industry’s first cardiac model-based iterative reconstruction, Toshiba Medical is committed to providing high-quality imaging solutions to enhance clinical confidence and the patient experience, and transform imaging’s role in addressing the business realties of healthcare.
With 1,200 area detector CTs shipped, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has acquired the new Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition area detector CT. Toshiba Medical unveiled the new premium CT system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting.
Toshiba Medical’s history of innovation in the area detector market also includes:
- Aquilion ONE: In 2007 Toshiba Medical introduced the Aquilion ONE – the world’s first dynamic volume area detector CT system, offering 320 detector rows (640 slices*) that provide 16 cm of anatomical coverage capable of imaging entire organs, like the heart and brain, in a single .35 second rotation.
- Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition: In 2012 Toshiba Medical further improved CT imaging speed with the launch of the Aquilion ONE / ViSION Edition, capable of capturing 640 slices* in just .275 seconds to enable faster trauma, cardiac and stroke exams.
- PUREViSION Detector: Making CT exams safer for all patients, in 2014 Toshiba Medical introduced the PUREViSION Detector to maximize image resolution and detail with more efficient use of X-rays and 40 percent better light output.
- Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST): Toshiba Medical’s FIRST (MBIR) technology drastically cuts the time needed for model-based CT image reconstruction while reducing radiation dose up to 84.6 percent as compared to filtered back projection.
“We are proud to support our customers around the world as they strive to offer their patients the very best experience, carefully balancing high image quality with safety and clinical efficiency,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “Toshiba’s premier area detector CT solutions, like the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition, set the standard in patient care and provide our customers with the tools they need to address the challenges of today’s healthcare environment.”
Toshiba Medical is showcasing the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition at this year’s RSNA annual meeting in Chicago, November 27 – December 2, 2016 (Booth #7334, North Hall B).
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
* with ConeXact™
Aquilion, Aquilion ONE, Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition, Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition and ConeXact are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.