Aquilion Lightning CT 80 Slice Scanner

Deep Learning Reconstruction

See through the noise

The Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), an innovative approach to CT reconstruction, uses Deep Learning to distinguish true signal from noise to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed. Trained using vast amounts of high-quality image data, AiCE provides enhanced anatomical resolution across the whole body1 including brain, lung, cardiac and musculoskeletal systems.

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AiCE deep learning reconstruction images feature:

  • Our best low-contrast resolution, ever1,3
  • Dose neutral industry-leading ultra-high resolution2
  • Improved low-contrast detectability, noise and spatial resolution relative to hybrid iterative reconstruction
  • Image noise texture more similar to FBP compared to MBIR reconstruction3
  • Fast reconstruction
  • Easy workflow

11.5mm @ 0.3%, 22.6 mGy for Genesis. 1.5mm@ 0.3%, 21.8 mGy for Prime SP
2Aquilion Precision, Dose neutral between Ultra-high resolution mode with AiCE and normal resolution mode with hybrid iterative reconstruction
3Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition

CT Guided Interventions*

Simple and Streamlined

Optimize interventional procedures with our new hybrid CT touch-panel*1 interface for CT guided interventions that enables one-handed operation thanks to ergonomically designed controls and a versatile touchscreen tablet.

Plus, with Canon Medical's iterative reconstruction you now have real-time access to the high-quality low-dose images.

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1Hybrid Touch Panel CT Fluoroscopy is available on Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition, Aquilion ONE / PRISM edition, Aquilion Serve SP, Aquilion Prime SP, Aquilion Exceed LB and Aquilion Lightning.

Aquilion ONE PRISM CT Fluoroscopy


Helps reduce rescans in time critical situations.

  • Accurately center and position the patient by scan plan GUI
    • Up-Down
    • Left-Right (option with Tech Assist Lateral Slide)*
  • Provides the ability to always perform iso-center scanning for best IQ, without re-centering and re-scanning the patient
  • System generates new (virtual) scanogram—never repeat scanogram


SURESubtraction™ *

SURESubtraction™ has the ability to remove bone and calcium from data sets while allowing clinicians to view tumors or arteries at risk. Currently available for brain, carotid, ortho and lung exams.

Using Canon Medical Systems' fully automated non-rigid registration algorithm, bone, calcium and stent subtraction can be accomplished using a low dose unenhanced scan prior to contrast delivery. Superior visualization of the vertebral arteries and internal carotids can be seen, saving time and improving diagnostic accuracy.

SURESubtraction Demo


CT 80 Slice Scanner SURESubtraction

Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction


Canon Medical Systems' SEMAR (Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction) utilizes a sophisticated iterative reconstruction technique to reduce metallic artifact, improving visualization of implants, supporting bone and the adjacent soft tissues for a clearer and more confident diagnosis. SEMAR can be set in the scan protocol so the reconstructions are fully automatic requiring no additional operator input.

SEMAR Demo SEMAR Case Study

Aquilion Lightning SEMAR

Subtraction CTA**

Superior visualization in CTA with true subtraction of bone and calcification.


Subtraction CTA

PUREVISION Detector Technology

The system’s 80 row 0.5 mm elements balance image quality, speed and patient dose delivering isotropic images in all planes.

PUREVISION Detector Demo

Aquilion Lightning PUREVISION Detector

Helping you economize on space and energy consumption

Aquilion Lightning 9.8 m2 Small

Aquilion Lightning has been thoughtfully engineered to meet today’s economic challenges.

With a gantry design focusing on smaller installation space and lower energy consumption, Aquilion Lightning provides you more space to work in.

**With small couch

Aquilion Lightning Small Space Diagram

RT Options for the
Aquilion Lightning 80

  • Extended field of view: See more of the anatomy with 70 cm EFOV.
  • 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.
  • Tech Assist Lateral Table movement: Create more flexibility and ease of use.
RT Options for the Aquilion Lightning 80