Aquilion PRIME CT Scanner Technology

System upgrades that fit your needs.

Scalable Technology

Make your work flow. Operational solutions on every scanner. The Aquilion PRIME family of CT systems combines unmatched flexibility with cutting-edge technology, lowering your total cost of ownership.

The small footprint of the Aquilion PRIME allows installation in tight rooms, maximizing existing layouts and workspace.

In-field Upgrade

Select the cutting-edge system that matches your needs today — 40, 80 or 160 slices*.

Aquilion PRIME with Scalable Detector Rows Slices
Aquilion PRIME 40 CT Scanner

Aquilion PRIME 40

  • 0.5 mm x 40 detector
  • 40 slices every rotation
  • 2 cm of 0.5 mm coverage
  • 4 cm of 1.0 mm coverage
  • 0.35 sec rotation
  • AIDR 3D Integrated
Aquilion PRIME 80 CT Scanner

Aquilion PRIME 80

  • 0.5 mm x 80 detector
  • 80 slices every rotation
  • 4 cm of 0.5 mm coverage
  • 0.35 sec rotation
  • AIDR 3D Integrated
  • Ready to Image
Aquilion PRIME 160 CT Scanner

Aquilion PRIME 160

  • 0.5 mm x 80 detector
  • 160 slices* every rotation
  • 4 cm of 0.5 mm coverage
  • 0.35 sec rotation
  • AIDR 3D Integrated
  • In-field Upgrade
*coneXact double slice reconstruction


See how Canon Medical Systems' new PUREViSION CT detector technology improves light output by 40% with more efficient use of x-ray photons.

PUREViSION Technology

PURE ViSION CT Low Dose Detector Watch Video
Adaptive Diagnostics Aquilion CT Clinical Solutions

Adaptive Diagnostics

Helps eliminate variability in scanning with the industry's best solutions.

Lowering CT dose and improving workflow are not choices that clinicians should have to make, so Canon Medical Systems CT is putting customers first by providing the industry's best solutions to solve these challenges. To make complex exams easier, lower dose and improve diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility, Canon Medical Systems is introducing its Adaptive Diagnostics CT technology.


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

SURE Subtraction CT Technology

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 Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction CT Technology

Variable Helical Pitch


Has the ability to automatically change an ECG-gated to a non-ECG-gated acquisition, reducing IV contrast and radiation dose.

Changing table speeds within the same exam saves time, dose and cost. The video example demonstrates how combining ECG and non ECG gated scans into one single scan makes excellent use of contrast media while reducing dose.

vHP Demo

Variable Helical Pitch CT Technology


By fully automating CT fluoroscopy, SUREFluoro™ improves exam accuracy and accelerates patient throughput when performing interventional procedures.

Automated Interventional CT Guidance:

  • 12 fps with three slice display
  • One shot mode
  • MPR volumetric needle positioning
  • Target image display for easy measurements
  • Automatic table movement to target location

SUREFluoro Demo

SURE Fluoro CT Technology

Helical Prospective with arrhythmia detection

SURECardio Prospective with arrhythmia detection

With Aquilion PRIME's SURECardio Prospective Adaptive diagnostic scan mode, the system will begin the acquisition prospectively, and if an arrhythmia is detected, it will automatically switch to a continuous mode in order to ensure a diagnostic exam. A unique application that dramatically lowers patient dose during coronary CTA exams using a helical acquisition technique to provide one continuous image instead of multiple images.

SURECardio Demo

SURE Cardio CT Technology

Clinical Proof Case Studies

Case Study 1

Coronary CTA, Three Vessel Disease

Male patient with strong family history of coronary artery disease. Coronary CTA was performed and images reconstructed with AIDR+ (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction). 3D Volume Rendered and curved Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR) images demonstrate calcification in the left main coronary artery and right coronary artery (RCA). Calcified and non-calcified plaques are seen in the mid left anterior descending (LAD) and non-calcified plaque in the circumflex artery (CX).

Case Study 1

Coronary CTA Three Vessel Disease Clinical Image

Case Study 2

Abdominal CTA, Aortic Aneurysm

85-year-old male, Abdominal and Pelvic CTA for the assessment of endovascular stent-graft placement. 3D Volume Rendered, Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) and axial images demonstrate the aneurysm extension from renal to iliac arteries. It also shows several calcified plaques in the aortic and iliac wall.

Case Study 2

Abdominal CTA Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Image