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December 1, 2008
CHICAGO — December 1, 2008 — Demonstrating the strength and versatility of the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, Nevada Imaging Centers has provided more than 3,500 scans using Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Aquilion® ONE dynamic volume CT scanner. Nevada Imaging Centers was the first facility in the western U.S. to install Toshiba’s new 320-detector row CT scanner. Toshiba will be showcasing the Aquilion ONE at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 2008 (Booth #3429, South Hall).
“The Aquilion ONE has empowered us to dramatically reduce diagnosis time and effectively serve a variety of patients while limiting the radiation dose,” said Dr. William W. Orrison, chief of Neuroradiology, Nevada Imaging Centers. “The Aquilion ONE provides a 4D image of a patient’s anatomy, including motion such as blood flow, which makes it ideal for imaging cardiology, neurology, vascular and orthopedic conditions.”
Dr. Orrison and Nevada Imaging Centers have diagnosed a variety of medical conditions. One example of when the Aquilion ONE expedited diagnosis was for a 77-year-old female patient suffering from continual headaches. After other imaging systems yielded equivocal results, Dr. Orrison conducted a brain perfusion study using the Aquilion ONE to uncover a region of the patient’s brain with decreased blood flow. This decreased blood flow would not have been detected without 16 cm of coverage provided by the 320-detector row CT system.
Introduced in November 2007, dynamic volume CT scans an entire organ in a single pass and produces 4D videos that show an organ’s structure, its movement and blood flow. In comparison, a 64-slice, 128-slice or 256-slice CT scan can only capture a portion of an organ in a single pass, requiring physicians to “stitch together” multiple scans of an organ to get a full image. The new technology helps reduce multiple exposures to radiation and exam time.
In addition, the Aquilion ONE’s single, comprehensive exam can provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.
“Nevada Imaging Centers is at the forefront of demonstrating and exploring the versatility of the Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aquilion ONE’s ability to capture a 16 cm volume in one rotation and demonstrate the dynamic movement of that volume paves the way for multiple applications.”
With five locations throughout the greater Las Vegas community, Nevada Imaging Centers trains its board-certified radiologists on the latest technologies and best practices to assure its patients receive the best care possible. For more information, visitwww.nevadaimaging.com.
The Aquilion® CT product line has received numerous accolades including earning the number one ranking in CT from MD Buyline since 2002 (six consecutive years). The Aquilion CT line has also been named Best in KLAS in 2006 and 2007; Best in KLAS in 2008 for 64-detector row and above; and Frost & Sullivan’s “Healthcare Innovation Award in Cardiovascular Imaging” in 2008. For more information about KLAS, visitwww.KLASresearch.com.
The Aquilion® ONE, the world’s first dynamic volume CT, utilizes 320 ultra-high resolution detector rows to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation and shows dynamic function like blood flow. Since its introduction in November 2007, the Aquilion ONE has been named Popular Science magazine’s “Best of What’s New 2008 — Personal Health Category,” rt Image’s 2008 Most Valuable Product (MVP), Frost & Sullivan’s Global CT Systems Product Differentiation Innovation Award 2007 and AuntMinnie.com’s “Minnies 2008 — Best New Radiology Device.”
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 Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit www.medical.toshiba.com.