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October 10, 2012
Only CT Scanner That Acquires Whole Brain with Every Rotation to Enable Faster, Safer Perfusion Imaging
TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 – To enhance its emergency department and stroke care capabilities, Fairview Health Services installed the AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. at its Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn. Fairview uses the Aquilion ONE with Toshiba’s advanced dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, to perform whole brain perfusion and dynamic CT angiography and conduct general exams with less radiation dose in the emergency department.
“We selected Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE to perform safer whole brain perfusion imaging with significantly less radiation dose,” said Alexander Zubkov, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, director, Stroke Center, Fairview Health Services. “The ability to view real-time brain function and dynamic blood flow is critical in acute stroke care. Aquilion ONE helps identify small clots or assess the overall impact of a stroke in the brain quickly to determine the optimal treatment pathway.”
Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE is the only CT system that covers up to 16 cm of anatomy with the thinnest 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices) available. This reduces exam time, as well as radiation and contrast dose, and provides more accurate diagnoses. A new feature to the Aquilion ONE, Tech Assist Lateral Slide, enables clinicians and technologists to move the patient table horizontally, making it easier to obtain high-quality images by positioning the anatomy in the middle of the gantry without manually moving the patient.
“Identifying stroke quickly is crucial to provide the best possible treatment plan,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With faster, more comprehensive exams, hospitals can reduce stroke diagnosis times, directly impacting the quality of life for stroke patients.”
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and vascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.