Healthcare Industry News: Aquilion
News Release - September 23, 2013
Toshiba’s New Aquilion Large Bore Offers Versatility for Radiology and OncologyWidest Large Bore System Now With Advanced Dose Reduction Technologies
ATLANTA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Expanding the clinical utility of CT with a low-dose, comfortable and versatile system, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will introduce its all-new, FDA-cleared Aquilion™ Large Bore CT System at this year’s American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting in Atlanta, September 22-25, 2013, (Booth #227). The system is available in two configurations, one tailored towards radiology and bariatric imaging, the other for oncology planning.
“With advanced dose reduction, the Aquilion Large Bore is ideally suited to handle mainstream radiology imaging, along with oncology planning and CT interventions,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The two configurations meet diverse clinical needs, helping hospitals maximize resources with more efficient patient care.”
Aquilion Large Bore offers a suite of industry-leading clinical and patient-friendly features, including bore size (90 cm), field of view (70 cm), optional extended field of view (85 cm) and an optional high-capacity couch (660 lb.) to image more patients faster and more safely. The system produces high-quality images for accurate diagnoses with 16 detector rows capable of reconstructing 32 slices per rotation.
Additionally, Aquilion Large Bore includes Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), which lowers radiation dose compared with conventional scanning. It is the industry’s largest bore system with iterative dose reduction.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Aquilion is trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems
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