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February 11, 2019

Canon Medical Expands Radiation Therapy Options Across CT Systems to Maximize Scanner Utilization in Oncology

The RT Package, Now Available on Aquilion Prime SP, Aquilion Lightning 80 and the Aquilion LB, Helps Boost Workflow and Provides Tools for Oncology Planning

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019 – In the patient-centric world of radiation oncology, it is critical that CT simulation is accessible, repeatable and flexible. To build on these values, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. is now expanding its offerings for CT simulation in radiation oncology to include the AquilionTM Prime SP and AquilionTM Lightning 80 premium CT systems. In addition to the AquilionTM LB, the Aquilion Prime SP and Aquilion Lightning 80 now include radiation therapy (RT) options that provide both superior CT imaging and precision tools for oncology planning.

The RT Package, available on new or existing systems, offers a cost-effective solution that increases the usage, efficiency, and workflow of the CT scanners, and includes:

  • Extended field of view. See more of the anatomy.
    • Aquilion LB 85 cm EFOV
    • Aquilion Prime SP and Aquilion Lightning 70 cm EFOV

      Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. is now expanding its offerings for CT simulation in radiation oncology to include the Aquilion Prime SP and Aquilion Lightning 80 premium CT systems.

  • RT flat table top. Scan in the same position for comfort and ease.
  • Respiratory gating. Delivers robust flexibility for respiratory motion management.
  • LAP lasers. Improve in-room patient set-up and technologist workflow.

Aquilion Prime SP empowers facilities to handle challenging cases while providing staff with a fast, flexible, and efficient solution. Canon Medical’s Aquilion Lightning 80 detector scanner also delivers high-quality imaging in a compact, affordable package. These 80 detector row systems are designed to operate reliably and efficiently, producing high-quality images in a busy environment. Both CT systems feature 0.5 mm x 80 row PUREViSION detector technology (which can be configured and field upgraded from 80-160*), 78 cm bore, 50 cm field of view, AIDR 3D and SEMAR technologies.

Aquilion LB is Canon Medical’s gold standard radiation oncology system, specifically designed to meet oncology challenges while prioritizing patient care. With a 90 cm bore size, the Aquilion LB is capable of facilitating complex patient setups and providing enhanced patient comfort. CT simulation positioning can easily mirror radiation therapy positioning for even more confidence. This system features 0.5 mm x 16 row (32 slice*) PUREViSION detector technology, 70 cm field of view, AIDR 3D and SEMAR technologies.

“With the number of new cancer cases expected to rise,1 we know that clinicians are looking for ways to expand their treatment options for oncology. Thanks to RT options, health care providers can now pair the advanced imaging features of our premium Aquilion Prime SP and Aquilion Lightning 80 systems with oncology planning, enabling more diversified solutions to assist with diagnosis and treatment,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “We understand the complexities of oncology and designed the package to deliver clinicians access to a wide range of imaging tools, to help simplify oncology planning.”

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