Toshiba introduces new CT system

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a provider of diagnostic imaging systems, has introduced a new CT system, the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition.

The system offers a low dose exam with a large bore, wide coverage and thin slices. Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition is equipped with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds, a 100 kw generator and 320 detector rows covering 16 cm in a single rotation, with thin slices, and 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system can accommodate more patients with its 78 cm bore and fast rotation, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates, the company said.

Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition also includes Toshiba's third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, which incorporates system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.

"Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition reduces risk and maximizes returns," said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. "It is capable of imaging the entire brain and heart in a single rotation with 500-micron accuracy, and can capture both anatomical and functional data."