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November 27, 2017

Toshiba Medical Introduces New CT System that Ensures Healthcare Providers Don’t Have to Choose Between High-Quality CT Images and Patient Safety

Aquilion Prime SP Features Enhanced Workflow Capabilities and Premium Imaging Technology for Every Patient

Toshiba Medical delivers advanced imaging technology and lower dose to a wide range of patients with the new Aquilion Prime SP CT system.

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017 – Offering healthcare providers a CT system with complete clinical capability, Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduces its new AquilionTM Prime SP. The CT system features advanced imaging technology from Toshiba Medical’s high-end CT systems, giving clinicians the right balance between image quality and lower dose for every patient from pediatric to bariatric.

The new Aquilion Prime SP can generate 160 unique slices per rotation with 0.35-second scanning, reducing time required to diagnosis. The system also features a 78-cm aperture gantry and a 660-pound patient-weight-capacity couch, making it an ideal solution for use in emergency scanning or bariatric patient studies. An optimized beam spectrum and a more an efficient detector based on PUREViSION Optics, provides the Aquilion Prime SP with reduced dose by up to 31 percent and improved LCD for the body (22 percent) and brain (19 percent). The system can help improve workflow with 3 phase Variable Helical Pitch (vHP3), which easily combines gated and non-gated optimized SUREExposureTM and Helical Pitch settings all within a single helical scan. To help minimize repeat scans, the system features SURECardio Helical Prospective, which adapts to patients’ heart rate automatically, even overcoming unexpected arrhythmia.

“Our goal is to develop technology that helps health care providers deliver fast and accurate diagnoses, improve treatment and enhance patient care,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “From fast patient throughput to complete cardiac scanning and new clinical capabilities, the new Aquilion Prime SP is an ideal CT solution for any imaging need.”

Toshiba Medical is showcasing the new Aquilion Prime SP at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 26 – December 1, 2017 (Booth #7330, North Hall B).

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

About Toshiba Medical

Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray, and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.

SUREExposure and SURECardio are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.