Hitachi has announced that the FDA granted the company clearance for its Supria True64 CT scanner. The device is designed to take less room in a busy clinical environment and to provide a 64-slice image quality using a 40 mm detector and 64 separate detector and electronics processing channels. Hitachi notes that many compact CT scanners actually image 32 slices and then use algorithms to upscale to what looks like 64-slice scans.
The bore hole is 75 cm wide to accept larger than average patients and the accompanying table will hold up to 500 lbs (230 kg) of weight. The scanner is compatible with XR 29 Smart Dose standard that limits patient exposure to radiation.
On the green side of things, the Supria True64 includes an Eco-Mode that lowers idle-time power consumption by up to 55%.