Toshiba Launches Breakthrough CT System - the Aquilion ONE

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, will feature the world's first dynamic volume computed tomography (CT) system ' the Aquilion ONE' at this year's American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Chicago, March 30 ' April 1, 2008 (Booth # 8001). This advanced diagnostic imaging system revolutionizes patient care because it can help reduce diagnosis time for life threatening diseases like heart disease and stroke from days and hours to mere minutes.

For the first time, physicians can see not only a three-dimensional depiction of an organ, but also the organ's dynamic blood flow and function. Unlike any other CT system, the Aquilion ONE can scan one organ ' including the heart, brain and others ' in one rotation because it covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra high resolution 0.5 mm detector elements. This reduces exam time, as well as radiation and contrast dose. With the Aquilion ONE, the organ or area is captured in a single rotation at one moment in time, eliminating the need to reconstruct slices from multiple points in time.

source: ad-hoc-news

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