Toshiba launches Aquilion One Vision Edition CT scanner


Toshiba launched its Aquilion One Vision Edition system at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting (Chicago, USA, 25–30 November). The CT scanner is specially designed to detect cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases.

Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds, a 100 kw generator and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16cm in a single rotation, with the industry’s thinnest slices, 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system can accommodate more patients with its 78cm bore and fast rotation, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates.

The system also includes Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, which incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.

“Aquilion One Vision Edition reduces risk and maximises returns,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “It is capable of imaging the entire brain and heart in a single rotation with 500-micron accuracy, and can capture both anatomical and functional data.”

The system has been installed at Fujita Health University in Japan; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands; Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Southern Health in Australia; Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Hong Kong; and Iwate Medical University in Japan. The company announced that future installations include University Health Network—Toronto General Hospital in Canada and Rigshospitalet in Denmark.