Toshiba CT Dose-Reduction Software Enables Less Radiation on all Exams


December 14, 2011

The next generation dose reduction technology Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3-D (AIDR 3-D) from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will be available on Toshiba’s Aquilion One, Aquilion Premium and Aquilion Prime computed tomography (CT) systems.

AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared to conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data space, reducing noise to maintain image quality.

The new feature has also been seamlessly integrated with SUREExposure 3-D, software that can calculate the minimum radiation exposure required for every exam. It adjusts dose for each patient based on a pre-set, targeted level of image quality.

AIDR 3-D is still pending 510(k) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Toshiba exhibited the software in its booth at RSNA 2011. 

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