News | September 03, 2008

Hospital is First to Install 320-Slice CT in ED

September 4, 2008 – St. Elizabeth, in Cincinnati, OH, which serves more than 300 stroke patients annually, is the first community hospital in the U.S. to install the Aquilion ONE 320-slice CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems in an ER setting.

The Aquilion ONE, a dynamic volume CT system, can be used to diagnose stroke and heart disease in just minutes, rather than in hours or days. This Aquilion ONE is a dynamic volume CT system that utilizes 320 ultra-high resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. The system produces a 4D clinical video showing up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough to capture the entire brain or heart, and show its movement such as blood flow.
“As a facility that serves hundreds of stroke patients each year, we knew the Aquilion ONE’s advanced applications would make a positive impact on our community,” said Lloyd Gil, director of radiology, St. Elizabeth Medical Center. “No other facility in the area has the ability to diagnose stroke patients in minutes using dynamic volume CT technology.”
In addition to using the Aquilion ONE for rapid stroke diagnosis, the Aquilion ONE will be used for cardiology, neurology, vascular care and orthopedics. The medical center currently performs more than 500 open-heart procedures each year, making it the second largest provider of such services in the greater Cincinnati area.
“We have already used the Aquilion ONE in a variety of cases including brain perfusion studies,” added Gil. “We will continue to use the Aquilion ONE to serve our cardiac and stroke patients as these patients require a rapid, definitive diagnosis.”
In addition, the Aquilion ONE’s single exam may provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.

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...
IAC Awards First CT Accreditation for a Mobile Stroke Unit
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 09, 2018
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently recognized the University of Tennessee Health Science Center...
FFR-CT may soon replace invasive angiography for coronary lesion assessment. #EuroPCR 

Anexample of a clinical case of CT-FFR, which can derive the FFR numbers for their entire coronary tree using a noninvasive CT scan.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 — Results from the innovative SYNTAX III Revolution Trial [1] underline the effectiveness of evolving no
Overlay Init