Technology | February 04, 2008

320-Slice CT Images Entire Organ in One Rotation

A new 320-slice computed tomography (CT) system, the AquilionONE by Toshiba America Medical Systems, delivers dynamic volume imaging that can image an entire organ in a single rotation or over multiple rotations, showing real-time dynamic movement.
Multiphase studies, such as perfusion of the brain, heart and other organs, are also possible with the new system.
Designed to ensure greater accuracy and increase diagnostic confidence, it covers up to 16 centimeters of anatomy using 320 ultra-high resolution 0.5 mm detector elements. Physicians using the AquilionONE can see a three-dimensional depiction of an organ as well as how the organ and blood flow are dynamically functioning or moving within and around the organ.

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