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January 14, 2013
VeloCT and AIDR 3D Improve Safety, Image Quality, Workflow
TUSTIN, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 – To lower radiation dose and improve workflow, Bellin Health upgraded its Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. AquilionTM ONE with AIDR 3D and its Aquilion 32 with the VeloCT console, which enables 64 detector row acquisition, 128 double slice reconstruction, advanced dose reduction and improved workflow.
“As a high-volume facility, lowering dose while maintaining image quality is critical to advancing diagnostic capabilities and making exams safer for our patients,” said Mark Bake, CT team facilitator, Bellin Health. “With consistently better image quality and lower dose, these upgrades to our Toshiba CT systems have improved diagnostic confidence, resulting in increased workflow and enabling our facility to conduct new, more advanced imaging studies.”
At Bellin Health’s critical access facility in Oconto, Wis., its team is using the upgraded Aquilion CT now with 128-slice capabilities and AIDR 3D to perform a wide range of diagnostic CT exams including double rule out chest exams that image both the aorta and pulmonary arteries simultaneously. In the emergency department at Bellin Health Hospital, the Aquilion ONE with AIDR 3D enables triple rule out exams, brain perfusion and general cardiac studies with lower dose.
“In busy clinical settings, dose reduction technology must be simple to use and easy to implement,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “By upgrading the CT systems at Bellin Health, the two facilities can provide their community with safer CT exams that result in accurate diagnoses for faster, better patient care, while adding the ability to conduct new exams.”
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 cardiovascular 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.