Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation announced that Huntington Memorial Hospital has installed its Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system. The Aquilion ONE will also serve the Huntington Hospital’s general radiology, cardiology, neurology and pediatric patients.
The Aquilion ONE provides the image of entire brain or heart in a single gantry rotation and as fast as .35 seconds. It also shows 4D dynamic movement, such as real-time brain function or a heart beating. In addition to its unparalleled imaging capabilities, the Aquilion ONE is safer for patients by providing less contrast and lower radiation dose.
“The Aquilion ONE’s uniquely comprehensive exam will reduce the diagnosis time for patients suffering from life-threatening conditions, like chest pain and stroke,” says Dr. Christopher G. Hedley, medical director of radiology. “Its ability to show real-time organ function, image patients quickly and perform multiple tests will improve patient care by empowering us to make a more accurate diagnosis faster than ever before.”
For patients with life-threatening injuries, Aquilion ONE provides single a comprehensive scan within seconds. It will improve workflow and departmental efficiency Huntington Hospital.
The Aquilion ONE can image up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough to image an entire organ, like the brain or heart using 320-ultra high resolution detector rows. It shows the exact location of the stroke in stoke patients within minutes rather than hours or days. This timetable is critical in treating patients quickly to prevent further brain damage. In cardiac patients, imaging the entire heart in less than a single heart beat provides more diagnostic confidence and makes it easier to image patients with cardiac abnormalities, such as arrhythmia.
“The Aquilion ONE is designed to handle high-volume emergency settings, as well as the everyday radiology needs of hospitals,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aquilion ONE’s ability to replace multiple tests, increase diagnostic confidence and reduce exam time while lowering radiation dose will improve workflow and patient care at Huntington Memorial Hospital, while helping to lower healthcare costs.”