At the ongoing RSNA 2007 conference, Toshiba has unveiled its new dynamic volume CT system AquilionONE, a device that features, in addition to improved visualization and productivity, a 650 lb table capacity:
For the first time, physicians can see not only a three-dimensional depiction of an organ, but also the organ’s dynamic blood flow and function. Unlike any other CT system, the AquilionONE can scan one organ – including heart, brain and others – in one rotation because it covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra high resolution 0.5mm detector elements. This reduces exam time, as well as radiation and contrast dose, and dramatically increases diagnostic confidence. With the AquilionONE, the organ or area is captured in a single rotation at one moment in time, eliminating the need to reconstruct slices from multiple points in time.