News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 20, 2016

FDA Clears More Powerful Generator for Toshiba Aquilion Lightning CT

Fifty kW generator expands range of patients that can be scanned with entry-level CT system
 

Toshiba, Aquilion Lightning CT, 50 kW generator, FDA clearance

April 19, 2016 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Aquilion Lightning computed tomography (CT) system was U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared with a more powerful 50 kw generator. The approval means providers can now image a wider range of patients with a low cost of ownership with a reliable, premium-component, entry-level CT system that maximizes their equipment investment.

The Aquilion Lightning is a 16-detector row system designed for routine volumetric scanning. It has a small footprint to allow providers to save on both space and cost, without sacrificing exceptional technology. The system offers the same PureVision CT Detector technology that is used in premium Toshiba CT systems and includes Advanced Iterative Dose Reconstruction (AIDR) 3-D Enhanced to help reduce dose and improve patient safety.

To simplify complex scans for more consistent imaging, the system comes standard with Adaptive Diagnostic solutions, such as Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMAR) and SureSubtraction. These technologies — along with what the company calls the industry’s thinnest slices at 0.5 mm, and a 78-cm bore that Toshiba said is the widest in the 16-row detector radiology segment — help optimize workflow and patient comfort.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

Related Content

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the high risk the patient is for a heart attack event. CAC exam

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the higher risk the patient is for a heart attack event. Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 17, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A picture is worth a thousand words, and to patients concerned about their health, detailed images of the coronary an
Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

Image from computed tomography (CT) colonography shows segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018
Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong predictors of heart attacks...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018 — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus recently became the first healthcare
Key Patient Preparations for a CT Scan
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 05, 2018
The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Miami recently released a list of important preparations patients should...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018
A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associat
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 23, 2018
Ed Nicol, M.D., FSCCT, MBA, head of cardiac CT, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and chair of the Society of Cardiova
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 17, 2018
An interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, principal investigator of the SYNTAX III Tri
Zebra Medical Vision Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Coronary Calcium Algorithm
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2018
Zebra Medical Vision has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Coronary...
Overlay Init