Technology | June 04, 2015

Toshiba's Assurance 360 Program Primes for CT Dose Reduction

Program includes system upgrades for XR-29 dose compliance, with comprehensive training and support

Toshiba, Assurance 360, CT, XR-29, MITA Smart Dose standard, Aquilion

June 4, 2015 - Toshiba's new Assurance 360 program is making it easier for existing computed tomography (CT) customers to lower radiation dose, improve their scanners' performance and achieve compliance with the MITA Smart Dose standard (XR-29). Assurance 360 not only updates a system to XR-29 compliant but takes patient safety a step further with dose reduction technology and the training and support needed to become dose efficient.

Potential Medicare payment penalties are looming in 2016 for noncompliant scans, making it more important than ever for providers to update their equipment and feel confident they can maximize new technology. The Assurance 360 program is a service and support agreement that upgrades existing Aquilion 8, 16, 32 and 64 systems to surpass XR-29 standards. More importantly, it provides a new level of system performance, protocol optimization and training, so clinicians can fully utilize the new features to lower radiation dose to patients.

Assurance 360 applies to Aquilion systems sold before 2011, as all Toshiba CT systems delivered since then already meet XR-29 standards.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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