News | Press Releases

November 21, 2005


CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2005 – Leading the development of diagnostic imaging technologies that aid in the diagnosis of cancer, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) today announced that the AquilionTM Large Bore (LB) will be featured at this year’s Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting, held Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  The system will be displayed and demonstrated in Toshiba’s booth #7114 in the North Building, Hall B.  The company’s new large bore, multislice computed tomography (CT) scanner delivers superior patient positioning with unmatched image quality and clinical performance. 

The Aquilion LB, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing clearance this summer, was recently installed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston—the first recipient of the system.  The new system provides maximum patient positioning flexibility with unparalleled access to the patient.

According to Doug Ryan, director of the CT Business Unit at TAMS, the Aquilion LB allows imaging departments to immediately take advantage of Toshiba’s award winning CT technologies in a large-bore platform.

“Toshiba has dramatically expanded the dimensions of CT with the Aquilion LB,” Ryan said. “The new QuantumPLUS detector and the 90 cm bore provide our customers a unique and industry-leading combination of technology that can be used more effectively in interventional and trauma applications.”

With the industry’s largest bore opening of 90 cm and a 70 cm acquired field-of-view, the Aquilion LB makes it possible to accurately scan patients of all sizes in various positions for unparalleled image acquisition. 

In addition, the new QuantumPLUS detector’s acquired field-of-view is 40 percent greater than other large bore CT systems.  This larger field-of-view covers more diagnostic anatomy with greater accuracy for improved diagnosis and treatment.

Most Advanced CT Scanner for Oncology
Building on Toshiba’s Quantum multi-row detector, the most sophisticated CT detector commercially available for high-speed, high-resolution imaging with the lowest noise, the QuantumPLUS detector features additional channels that provide for the 70 cm large field-of-view.  The QuantumPLUS detector is the only detector to provide three different slice-width acquisitions, enabling the Aquilion LB CT to acquire isotropic images in all anatomical planes while achieving the industry’s best low-contrast resolution using the lowest dose.
For more information about the Aquilion LB, Toshiba and its wide range of medical imaging products, please visit

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.  Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems.  Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products and power systems.  Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $53 billion.

AquilionTM is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Inc.