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July 26, 2016
Toshiba’s AquilionTM Family of CT Systems Streamlines Workflow and Enhances Patient Safety at Multiple Locations
TUSTIN, Calif., July 26, 2016 – Saint Alphonsus Health System is improving its workflow and enhancing diagnostic quality and safety across its network with Toshiba’s AquilionTM CT systems. The healthcare system, serving communities throughout Idaho and Oregon, added a new Aquilion PRIME 80, complementing its seven other Toshiba CT systems.
“Standardizing a platform across our hospitals has been important to ensuring system-wide patient safety and diagnostic efficiency,” said Scott Christensen, regional director, Medical Imaging, Saint Alphonsus Health System. “Toshiba offers comprehensive CT solutions that fit a wide variety of clinical needs while keeping the patient experience top of mind. We’ve seen a huge decrease in radiation dose to the patient with the advanced technology in both the Aquilion ONE and Aquilion PRIME systems.”
The Aquilion CT systems allow Saint Alphonsus to closely track patient safety on an ongoing basis through Radimetrics’ eXposureTM software, which automatically records and calculates cumulative patient radiation dose. The addition of the Aquilion PRIME 80 to the health system’s imaging portfolio also improves clinical productivity, allowing physicians to diagnose quickly with the industry’s fastest image reconstruction speed of up to 60 images per second.
“We believe healthcare providers shouldn’t have to choose between safety and quality imaging,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba. “The Aquilion family of CT systems allows health systems like Saint Alphonsus to provide customized service to patients with a wide variety of needs without sacrificing image quality, dose reduction or productivity.”
About Saint Alphonsus Health System
As a faith-based Catholic ministry and not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests in the communities we serve, through charity care and other benefits. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of people by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, physician-led, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System serves the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada through these facilities: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; and, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with primary and specialty care providers at over 60 clinic locations, all of which are members of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 1900 employed and independent providers. Saint Alphonsus is a proud affiliate of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 88 hospitals and 126 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs, and PACE center locations that provide more than 2.5 million visits annually. To find out more go to: www.saintalphonsus.org
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems 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 Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.