May 8, 2008 - Toshiba America Medical Systems installed the first AquilionONE dynamic volume CT system in the Western U.S. at Nevada Imaging Centers in Las Vegas, producing a 4D clinical video showing up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough to capture the entire brain or heart, and show movement such as blood flow.
The system utilizes 320 ultra high resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. The AquilionONE can reportedly perform uniquely comprehensive exams, including functional studies, that can reduce overall healthcare costs by replacing the need for multiple tests and invasivmaterial and radiation dose. AquilionONE shows not only whole organ anatomy, but also the changes in the entire organ over time. In addition, the system can perform a comprehensive neurological examination providing arterial, venous and whole brain perfusion in a single study with both less contrast and radiation dose.
The AquilionONE was developed over 10 years with multiple prototypes and represents the greatest advancement in CT technology to date. In 2007, AquilionONE beta systems were tested at Fujita Health University and the National Cancer Center in Japan and Johns Hopkins University in the U.S.
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