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Aquilion Precision

ULTRA High Resolution CT
Precision in Every Detail.


Aquilion Precision

Provides More than Twice the Resolution of Today’s CT Systems

The world's first Ultra-High Resolution CT (UHR CT) capable of resolving anatomy as small as 150 microns, providing CT image quality with resolution typically seen only in cath labs. The UHR detector is newly designed to provide more than twice the resolution when compared with today’s CT technology, with an all-new detector as well as tube, gantry and reconstruction technologies.

Overview Video

Aquilion Precision CT

ULTRA High Resolution CT

Aquilion Precision: Hardware Technology Innovations

Hardware Technology Innovations


  • New tube design with industry smallest focal spot
  • New 0.25 mm x 160 rows—Industry smallest
  • New miniaturized DAS components
  • Couch top with precision reinforced drive mechanism
Aquilion Precision: Reconstruction Innovations

Reconstruction Innovations


  • New Matrix, 1024 x 1024
  • Optimized for UHR CT acquisitions
  • 150 micron, 50 lp/cm* resolution
  • AIDR 3D Enhanced optimized for UHR CT acquisitions
  • FIRST (MBIR) optimized for UHR CT acquisitions

*MTF 0% (reference value)

Precision, UHR Detector System

  • 0.25 mm x 160 rows, 1792 channels
  • Low electronic noise

Detector System Video

Precision, UHR Detector System

Precision, UHR X-ray Tube Design

Small Focal Size (0.4 mm X 0.5 mm)

X-ray Tube Design Video

Precision, UHR X-ray Tube Design

Precision, UHR Couch Technology

  • 2 step slide mechanism
  • Ultra high rigid couch

Couch Technology Video

Precision, UHR Couch Technology

FIRST, MBIR reconstruction optimized for UHR CT

Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction:

  • New MBIR reconstruction with the ability to reduce noise and maintain resolution.
  • Integrated and easy to use
  • Automated
  • Fast
FIRST Integrated
FIRST, MBIR reconstruction optimized for UHR CT

New UHR Reconstruction Matrix

512 x 512
Conventional CT

512 x 512
Conventional CT

1024 x 1024
UHR CT

1024 x 1024
UHR CT

Clinical Examples

SHR, Brain CTA, 0.25 mm, 1024 matrix¹

Brain
Brain

Ground Glass Opacity, Normal Resolution and Super High Resolution Comparison²

Lung

Normal CT 0.5 mm

Lung

UHR CT 0.25 mm

SHR, Ankle, 0.25 mm, 1024 matrix³

Ankle
Ankle

¹ Courtesy of Fujita Health University Hospital, Japan
² Courtesy of Kyorin University Hospital, Japan
³ Courtesy Prof. Prokop RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, the Netherlands