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November 28, 2018

Gates Vascular Institute Leverages Canon Medical’s Aquilion ONE Technology Stroke Capabilities to Adhere to New AHA / ASA Stroke Guidelines

Comprehensive Stroke Evaluation Capabilities Available on Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition, to be Showcased at RSNA 2018

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition is capable of imaging the entire brain with a single 640-slice* rotation, covering up to 16 cm.

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2018 In stroke, time saved on imaging is time gained in the treatment window. The recently updated guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association expand the window of time for clinicians to treat stroke. This makes protocols, like Neuro ONE on the Aquilion™ ONE / GENESIS Edition CT system from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. combined with Vitrea’s 4D Neuro Perfusion software, more important than ever.

“The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition is enhancing treatment of stroke,” said Dr. Ken Snyder, Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Gates Vascular Institute. “One of the greatest challenges used to be the ability to effectively treat patients with wake up stroke. The evolution of imaging provided by this technology has given the field the power to appropriately select and treat patients with a mechanical thrombectomy and treat those that were previously deemed untreatable.”

The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition is capable of imaging the entire brain with a single 640-slice* rotation, covering up to 16 cm. The 4D Neuro Perfusion package from Vital Images evaluates flow and perfusion deficits to help physicians identify affected brain tissue. The scanner’s Neuro ONE Protocol allows the acquisition of multiple low-dose volume scans of the entire brain during contrast infusion to provide whole-brain perfusion and whole-brain dynamic vascular analysis in one exam. To round out Canon Medical’s stroke capabilities on the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition, its Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST) MBIR** improves high-contrast spatial resolution and low-contrast detectability in the brain, opening doors for the possibility of seeing early signs of stroke with CT.

“The new guidelines reinforce the importance of time when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, it’s a common theme throughout the guidelines,” said Dr. Adnan H. Siddiqui, director, Neurosurgical Stroke Service, Gates Vascular Institute and Vice-Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery in the Jacobs School. “We know the value of time when it comes to mechanical thrombectomies and the importance of advanced diagnostic imaging to improve outcomes in patients who present symptoms beyond six hours. The guidelines fortify what we’ve been studying and practicing for years.”

A CT system that can quickly map the brain to help locate the clot is what helps doctors meet the demands of time during these critical moments. The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition makes use of intensive, clinically focused research and innovative technological developments. The system’s advanced perfusion maps assist in diagnosis and therapy response verification of stroke.

“Every minute counts. Even the smallest delays in the treatment for stroke can result in a significant decrease in quality of life. The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition combined with Vitrea’s 4D Neuro Perfusion software is advancing stroke care by transforming clinical confidence and giving providers the ability to diagnose stroke quickly and accurately,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “Canon Medical’s goal is to deliver solutions that meet both the healthcare providers’ clinical needs and the American Heart and American Stroke Associations’ guidelines which underscore the importance of time.”

Canon Medical is showcasing its innovative CT technology at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 25 – 30, 2018 (Booth #1938, South Level 3). More information available here and booth #1938 during RSNA.

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., 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 Canon Medical Systems’ website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan “Made for Life” (Made for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.

*With ConeXact

**Model-based Iterative Reconstruction