Aquilion 64 CT
Featuring the most advanced multislice CT technologies available, the Aquilion 64 is built on Toshiba's unique 64-row Quantum detector, volumetric imaging capabilities and advanced software applications. The Aquilion is the world’s only true volumetric 64 CT system with 64 detector channels, 3-D cone beam algorithms and volume reconstruction.
At the heart of the Aquilion 64 is its superior multi-detector design, that produces high-speed, high-resolution imaging with the best low contrast resolution at the lowest dose. The Quantum detector enables the Aquilion CT scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution. The result is precise isotropic imaging of any region of the body during a breath-hold under ten seconds.
Idaho Medical Imaging is pleased to have the most advanced CT system available in the southeastern Idaho region.
Multi-detector CT has dramatically improved clinicians' ability to accurately diagnose disease at an early stage. With the corresponding increase in CT scans comes a concern about minimizing dose for every examination. Although 64-detector scanners naturally make more efficient use of the X-ray beam than previous multi-detector systems, other design choices impact dose efficiency. For example, Aquilion systems are designed with tubes that reduce off-focal X-rays and detectors that provide excellent image quality at lower dose than competitive systems.
To further enhance patient safety, Aquilion 64 incorporates several additional features to assure dose effective imaging.
Shaped filters modify the beam profile to automatically reduce dose based on exam type. Particularly beneficial for pediatric and cardiac patients.
Quantum denoising software lets users balance the trade-off between dose level and image quality. Operators can either lower the dose by as much as 50% and maintain image quality, or keep the standard dose and improve image quality.
SUREExposure™ ensures optimum image quality at minimum patient dose, by adjusting the tube current during scanning. Often reducing total dose by up to 40 percent per patient, SURE Exposure is especially valuable in pediatric examinations where children receive the lowest acceptable dose, every time.
Raster Artifact Suppression Protocol (RASP) reduces streak artifacts from high-absorption areas like the shoulders and pelvis, and minimizes the need to increase dose to compensate for absorption.