Technology | January 10, 2013

Toshiba Releases 640-Slice CT Scanner

CT system accurately images patients faster and with less dose

Toshiba Aquilion One Vision Edition RSNA 2012 CT Systems CTA

December 4, 2012 — Toshiba has unveiled a 640-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 2012 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds, a 100 kw generator and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16 cm in a single rotation, with the industry’s thinnest slices at 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system can accommodate larger patients with its 78 cm bore and fast rotation, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates.

Aquilion One Vision Edition also includes Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3-D, which incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.

The system was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2012 and currently has one install in the United States at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Studies there on CT angiography found coronary scans could be completed in 0.0137 seconds and with less than 1 mSv of dose for an average sized patient. This less-than-a-second scan time allows for single-beat cardiac cycle scans. The 16 cm coverage area also means one scan can acquire the whole volume of the heart, so no image stitching is required.

The couch has a 660 lb capacity.

The Aquilion One Vision Edition has been installed at Fujita Health University in Japan; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands; Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Southern Health in Australia; Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Hong Kong; and Iwate Medical University in Japan. Future installations include University Health Network — Toronto General Hospital in Canada and Rigshospitalet in Denmark.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

Related Content

News | Computed Tomography (CT)

June 16, 2022 — Xoran Technologies has recently received a patent for a modular computed tomography (CT) system assembly ...

Home June 16, 2022
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

June 15, 2022 — Seven finalists have been selected for the Best Abstract Award in cardiovascular computed tomography ...

Home June 15, 2022
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)
March 29, 2022 – Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is an accurate, noninvasive diagnostic test for obstructive coronary ...
Home March 29, 2022
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)
March 11, 2022 – Is cardiac computed tomography (CT) as reliable as catheterization in patients with suspected coronary ...
Home March 11, 2022
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

January 31, 2022 — Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla., recently became the first U.S. healthcare ...

Home January 31, 2022
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

October 20, 2021 — HeartFlow Inc. announced the commencement of the REVEALPLAQUE (A pRospEctiVe, multicEnter study to ...

Home October 20, 2021
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

October 14, 2021 — Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) derived left atrium emptying fraction (LAEF) improves ...

Home October 14, 2021
Home
Feature | Computed Tomography (CT)

October 6, 2021 — Data presented during the late-breaking science session at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) ...

Home October 06, 2021
Home
Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sept. 30 cleared the world's first photon-counting computed tomography (CT) ...

Home October 04, 2021
Home
News | Computed Tomography (CT)

July 16, 2021 — Canon Medical Systems USA is joining forces with Cleerly in a strategic partnership to support simple ...

Home July 16, 2021
Home
Subscribe Now