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March 9, 2013
Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition Reduces Risk, Maximizes Outcomes; Showcased at ACC
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2013 – With the ability to capture the entire heart in a single rotation, the AquilionTM ONE ViSION Edition from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. helps improve cardiac diagnoses. The system offers a simplified low dose exam, and when combined with Vital Images’ CT Myocardial Analysis software, provides clinicians with images of both cardiac anatomy and function for improved diagnoses of cardiac ischemia.
Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition offers a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16 cm in a single rotation, with the industry’s thinnest slices, 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system also includes Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, which incorporates system enhancements that significantly reduce radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.
In a recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, analysis of data on 107 patients undergoing heart scans found that the average radiation dose was 0.93 mSv using Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition. Image quality was also greatly improved.
“Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition helps diagnose cardiac disease faster and more accurately, with the ability to image the entire heart in one heartbeat,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With its 78 cm bore and fast rotation, the system can accommodate more patients, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates.”
Toshiba is highlighting the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition and CT Myocardial Analysis at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in San Francisco, March 9 – 11, 2013 (Booth #5733, North Hall).
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.