Toshiba is releasing a new version of its Aquilion PRIME CT scanner. The device was designed to be upgradable from 40 to 80 and to a maximum 160 slices and was made smaller to better fit into scan rooms.
It features a 31″ (78 cm) bore and a table capable of handling patients up to 660 lb (300 kg). Once the patient is on there, exams are speedy thanks to an image reconstruction of 60 frames a second.
From the announcement:
Scalable: Customers can choose the right technology today with the option to upgrade as requirements change. It is the only system capable of going from 40 to 80 to 160 slices without replacing hardware. This lowers the total cost of ownership and downtime of an upgrade.
Small Footprint: Providers are able to maximize existing rooms and resources, as the smaller Aquilion PRIME can fit into tighter spaces.
Patient-Focused: To ensure that patients are safe and comfortable, the Aquilion PRIME features a large bore (78 cm), advanced dose reduction technology (AIDR 3D) and a high-capacity couch (660 lbs.) that can move laterally and is low to the ground.
Adaptive Diagnostics: The Aquilion PRIME features innovative solutions to solve clinical challenges with simplified workflow and consistent quality results for a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric. The system comes standard with advanced features and technologies.
Fast Exams: Clinicians can diagnose faster and improve workflow with the industry’s quickest image reconstruction speed of up to 60 images per second.
Press release: A Faster, Smaller and Versatile CT Solution from Toshiba…