The FDA has cleared Toshiba‘s Aquilion RXL Edition helical CT scanner that provides up to 32 imaging slices per rotation. The system delivers low contrast resolution of 2 mm @ 0.3%, features a number of technologies to help reduce patient radiation exposure, and comes optionally with the ability to process up to 28 images per second.The unit is promoted by Toshiba for use in acute and routine imaging studies.From Toshiba:
Aquilion RXL brings the most advanced radiation dose reduction technology to the 16-detector row CT system with Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D). AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared with conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data spaces, reducing noise while attempting to maintain image quality. The system also features Toshiba’s NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software which improves user awareness of the radiation dose administered to patients.Additionally, Aquilion RXL incorporates Toshiba’s sophisticated suite of SURETechnologies, increasing clinical capabilities and significantly improving productivity.