Technology | May 01, 2012

FDA Clears Toshiba's Aquilion Prime 80 CT System

May 1, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announces the FDA clearance of the Aquilion Prime 80 series CT system, the latest addition to the Aquilion CT product line. Producing high-quality clinical images and reducing radiation exposure with Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), the system can generate 80 unique slices per rotation. The Aquilion Prime 80 series, designed with in-field upgradeability to 160 slices, gives healthcare facilities the ability to perform a wide variety of advanced clinical procedures today and to grow as clinical needs expand.

The Aquilion Prime features a 0.5 mm detector, a 7.5 MHU large-capacity tube and 0.35 second scanning. This high-speed rotation allows rapid data acquisition and shortens scan times while the fast reconstruction unit further improves throughput, all of which help provide faster, safer and more accurate diagnoses. The system also features a 78cm aperture gantry, the largest currently available in a high-end CT system. The combination of a 660-pound patient-weight-capacity couch with a large gantry bore makes the Aquilion Prime 80 series an ideal system for routine clinical scanning or bariatric patient studies.

To reinforce the principle of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) imaging, AIDR 3D and NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software are standard features on the Aquilion Prime 80 series. AIDR 3D, the newest dose-reduction technology for the Aquilion CT product line, is an iterative process that helps to remove noise from the image with reduced radiation dose. Toshiba’s NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software enhances user awareness of the radiation dose being administered to patients. This software includes Dose Alert and Dose Notification, addressing the two main components of MITA’s CT Dose Check Initiative, as well as Tracking and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), to further enhance dose awareness.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

Related Content

Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Cancer | August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018 — Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of...
ACR LI-RADS Steering Committee Releases New Version of CT/MRI LI-RADS
News | Clinical Decision Support | August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018 — The American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) steering commit
Aidoc Receives FDA Clearance for AI Detection of Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | August 08, 2018
Aidoc announced that it was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the first product of its...
Hologic Acquires Digital Specimen Radiography Company Faxitron Bioptics

VisionCT 3-D breast specimen-designated computed tomography (CT) system. Image courtesy of Faxitron Bioptics.

News | Breast Imaging | July 31, 2018
Hologic Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Faxitron Bioptics, a privately-held leader in digital...
Varian Showcases Advanced Cancer Care Solutions at AAPM 2018
News | Radiation Therapy | July 27, 2018
Varian announced it will be showcasing its advanced cancer care solutions, including a new version of the Eclipse...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018
A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associat
computed tomography brain scan

Image courtesy of Pixabay

News | Clinical Trials | July 19, 2018
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decades. CT scans greatly...
CT Decision Instrument Reliably Guides Pediatric Blunt Trauma imaging Decisions

This is a four-site prospective observational cohort. Image courtesy of Kirsty Challen, B.Sc., MBCHB, MRES, Ph.D., Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom.

News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2018
A new study finds The Pediatric NEXUS Head Computed Tomography (CT) Decision Instrument (DI) reliably identifies blunt...
Study Shows Biomarker Panel Boosts Lung Cancer Risk Assessment for Smokers
News | Lung Cancer | July 16, 2018
A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon...
iSchemaView Brings RAPID Imaging Platform to Australia and New Zealand
News | Stroke | July 13, 2018
iSchemaView has signed Diagnostic Imaging Australia (DIA) to be the exclusive distributor for the RAPID cerebrovascular...
Overlay Init