The Adelaide Advertiser reports that a new $1.4 million Toshiba 64/CT scanner, “one of only five being trialled in centres across the globe,” has been installed in Adelaide.
Toshiba describes its Aquilion 64 system:
Featuring the most advanced multislice CT technologies available, the Aquilion 64 is built on Toshiba’s unique 64-row Quantum detector, volumetric imaging capabilities and advanced software applications. The Aquilion is the world’s only true volumetric 64 CT system with 64 detector channels, 3-D cone beam algorithms and volume reconstruction.
At the heart of the Aquilion 64 is its superior multi-detector design, that produces high-speed, high-resolution imaging with the best low contrast resolution at the lowest dose. The Quantum detector enables the Aquilion CT scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution. The result is precise isotropic imaging of any region of the body during a breath-hold under ten seconds.
Only Toshiba’s CT technology offers true isotropic voxels, which greatly enhance most clinical studies, including examinations of the lungs, joints, extremities and CT angiography.
Isotropic data sets also markedly improve the quality of MPR and 3-D reconstructions, which aid the radiologist not only in diagnosis, but also in managing the huge amount of information generated by multi-slice scanners.
Toshiba has succeeded in developing isotropic imaging based on the standards of 0.5mm slices for the head and 1mm slices for the abdomen. Applications for 0.5mm slice scanning are studies of the cerebral circulation, lungs, spine, joints and extremities.
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