Widest Large Bore System Now With Advanced Dose Reduction Technologies
Expanding the clinical utility of CT with a low-dose, comfortable and
versatile system, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will introduce
its all-new, FDA-cleared Aquilion™ Large Bore CT System at this year’s
American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in
Atlanta, September 22-25, 2013, (Booth #227). The system is available in
two configurations, one tailored towards radiology and bariatric
imaging, the other for oncology planning.
“With advanced dose reduction, the Aquilion Large Bore is ideally suited
to handle mainstream radiology imaging, along with oncology planning and
CT interventions,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business
Unit, Toshiba. “The two configurations meet diverse clinical needs,
helping hospitals maximize resources with more efficient patient care.”
Aquilion Large Bore offers a suite of industry-leading clinical and
patient-friendly features, including bore size (90 cm), field of view
(70 cm), optional extended field of view (85 cm) and an optional
high-capacity couch (660 lb.) to image more patients faster and more
safely. The system produces high-quality images for accurate diagnoses
with 16 detector rows capable of reconstructing 32 slices per rotation.
Additionally, Aquilion Large Bore includes Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative
Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), which lowers radiation dose compared with
conventional scanning. It is the industry’s largest bore system with
iterative dose reduction.
About ToshibaAmerica Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) 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 the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more
than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit
Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Aquilion is trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Rachel Miller, 714-669-7623
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.