New Compact CT System Receives FDA Clearance
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 26 Sep 2017
Image: The Supria True64 CT system (Photo courtesy of Hitachi Medical Systems Europe).
A large provider of advanced imaging solutions has announced that its’ new 64-slice Computed Tomography (CT) system was awarded US FDA 510(k) clearance.
The system is the premier model in the company’s compact CT family of products, and features a 64-slice discrete detector and processing power that can provide fast, and thin 64-slice imaging for full 40mm-detector coverage.
The Supria True64 was developed by Hitachi Healthcare Americas (Twinsburg, OH, USA), has a compact design, and is economical to operate. The system provides enhanced workflow capabilities, and is XR-29 Smart Dose compliant. The Supria True64 provides enhanced patient access by virtue of a large 75cm aperture, and a weight capacity table. According to the manufacturer, the system provides True 64 slice scanning compared to some other compact CT products that actually acquire only 32 slices. These 32-slice systems then use software upscaling techniques to provide 64-slice results.
The Supria True64 also features Eco-Mode functionality that can reduce power consumption by up to 55% when the system is idle, providing environmentally efficient operation. Hitachi Healthcare Americas offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging equipment that includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, as well as CT imaging systems.
VP and GM for MR/CT, at Hitachi Healthcare Americas, Sheldon Schaffer, said, "The SupriaTrue64 continues Hitachi’s commitment to providing imaging solutions with enhanced speed, comfort and quality. Being mindful of the intense economic and workflow pressures being experienced by CT providers, Hitachi once again is demonstrating our ability and commitment to provide a higher level of CT capabilities at an economic price point."