Updates to CT System Aimed at ERs
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 09 Oct 2017
Image: An enhanced version of the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition for use in emergency departments has been announced (Photo courtesy of Toshiba Medical).
New enhancements to a premium Computed Tomography (CT) system include new operational, clinical, and safety features for emergency department patients.
The updates improve the system’s high-contrast spatial resolution, and low-contrast detectability, and include the Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR), an improved workflow, and efficiency tools.
The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition is manufactured by Toshiba Medical (Tustin, CA, USA). The enhancements of the new system include Toshiba’s three-phase Variable Helical Pitch (vHP3) whole-body single scanning feature, which enables scanning of three different parameters, as well as helical pitch setting for distinct anatomical areas. The vHP3 allows for scanning with only one contrast injection, and in one single breath hold, that can potentially reduce radiation dose, and the amount of contrast needed, while at the same time improving image quality.
The Neuro FIRST MBIR is intended for brain scanning in emergency rooms by improving low contrast detectability, and high-contrast spatial resolution for early detection of a stroke. SUREPosition enables faster and more accurate patient centering in the gantry, and potentially preventing repeated scanograms.
Senior director of the Toshiba America Medical Systems’ CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Dominic Smith, said, "We designed the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition to help providers save valuable time when every second matters in the emergency department. Our goal is to deliver flexible solutions that meet healthcare providers’ clinical needs, and the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition enables faster and safer triage of patients."