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August 5, 2013
Aquilion PRIME 80 and VeloCT Upgrade Reduce Radiation Across Exams
TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 – Lowering radiation dose and ensuring patient safety in an outpatient setting, The Iowa Clinic installed an AquilionTM PRIME 80 CT system and upgraded its Aquilion 64 with VeloCT from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. As a result, The Iowa Clinic has significantly lowered dose while maintaining the image quality needed for accurate diagnoses.
“We wanted to provide our patients with the safest CT systems available today while positioning ourselves for the future,” said Austin Lepper, administrative director, Ancillary Services, The Iowa Clinic. “With the Aquilion PRIME 80 and VeloCT upgrade from Toshiba, we can reassure patients that exams are being conducted with advanced technology and the lowest, most appropriate dose.”
The Aquilion PRIME 80 can generate 80 unique slices per rotation, while the Aquilion 64 with the VeloCT console enables 128-slice imaging for increased patient safety, image quality and workflow. Both feature AIDR 3D, Toshiba’s most advanced iterative dose reconstruction software, incorporating significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose, compared to conventional scanning.
“Toshiba partners with its customers to provide advanced dose management tools and workflow solutions for safer CT exams,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With advanced CT, The Iowa Clinic can achieve the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle, making every exam as safe as possible.”
The Iowa Clinic also recently installed an Aquilion RXL and utilizes an Aquilion 16 and a Vantage AtlasTM 1.5T MR from Toshiba.
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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.