Toshiba’s Aquilion RXL CT Workhorse Cleared in U.S.

Toshiba’s Aquilion RXL CT Workhorse

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 – Offering healthcare providers a CT system designed for acute and routine imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has received FDA clearance for its AquilionTM RXL Edition CT system. The Aquilion RXL reconstructs images faster and includes the latest dose reduction technologies, providing faster, safer information to physicians and patients.

Aquilion RXL brings the most advanced radiation dose reduction technology to the 16-detector row CT system with Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D). AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared with conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data spaces, reducing noise while attempting to maintain image quality. The system also features Toshiba’s NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software which improves user awareness of the radiation dose administered to patients.

Additionally, Aquilion RXL incorporates Toshiba’s sophisticated suite of SURETechnologies, increasing clinical capabilities and significantly improving productivity.

“Aquilion RXL is the ideal system for healthcare facilities looking for a safe, efficient and accurate CT system, combining performance and value for every-day imaging needs,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The integrated AIDR 3D radiation dose reduction technology creates safer exams for improved patient care.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Aquilion RXL is a new whole-body multislice helical CT system with a 32 mm wide detector and presents the latest state of technological innovation in Multi Slice CT technology. Using Toshiba’s coneXact™ reconstruction algorithm the Aquilion RXL is able to generate 32 unique slices per rotation with more detail than ever before. Featuring the high-performance MegaCool™ X-ray tube and advanced Quantum detector, Aquilion RXL enables fast helical scanning of the entire body. Furthermore, the RXL is the latest addition to the Aquilion family with key features such as ”Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D” (AIDR 3D), an iterative reconstruction algorithm which has been designed to further reduce dose while preserving excellent image quality.

The Aquilion RXL offers maximum performance for customers needing to perform a wide variety of routine clinical examinations in a streamlined workflow, with the objective to deliver the best diagnostic quality at a minimal amount of radiation. Provides the industry’s best low-contrast resolution of 2 mm @ 0.3% with low exposure dose. Incorporating Quantum Detector technology and state-of-the-art dose reduction technologies.

16-Slice Configuration

Entering the world of the Aquilion family with adaptive iterative dose reduction technology (AIDR 3D) and active collimator for ultra low dose scanning.

32-Slice Configuration

Aquilion reliability combined with double slice reconstruction for outstanding spatial resolution and extended flexibility.

Low Dose Examinations This system incorporates a variety of functions that can significantly reduce the patient exposure dose, such as AIDR 3D, as standard.

AIDR 3D

SUREExposure™ 3D Adaptive (automatic exposure control)

Active Collimator

Dose Management Functions – Dose Check/Dose Report

With the integration of AIDR 3D into SUREExposure controls, radiation exposure is automatically reduced before the scan, ensuring that the lowest possible dose is employed for the specific diagnostic objective irrespective of the size or shape of the patient. AIDR 3D integrated in SUREExposure 3D Adaptive can be applied to all acquisition modes for routine clinical use and is able to remove up to 50% of image noise resulting, which corresponds to a dose reduction of up to 75% by the same Standard Deviation (SD) for noise.

Key features of AIDR 3D:

Full integration in scan protocols for improved workflow

Dose reduction in clinical setting by up to 75%

Full automatic iterative reconstruction process

Minimal penalty in reconstruction times

Noise reduction and improved Spatial Resolution

Superb artifact suppression

Lightning Speed

The new console enables significant improvements in workflow, with faster reconstruction, automated processing,and remote access capabilities. With a reconstruction speed of up to 28* images per second (16 images per second for standard configuration), all the images are available in a flash, even when Toshiba’s unique 0.5 mm slice thickness is used. Furthermore, the enhanced DICOM protocol allows fast data transfer speed up to 60 images per second. Generation of MPR images can be performed automatically in accordance with the exam protocol setting.

High-Speed Reconstruction

Automated Processing

SUREXtension™ (Remote Access)*

Latest Applications

Cardiac Examinations*

Colon View*

Lung Volume Analysis*

Vessel View*

Fat Index View* and more..

Adaptable console options – 1 or 2*

Scan and display consoles maximize workflow. Both consoles can be operated independently, enabling parallel processing, significantly improving the efficiency of image processing and diagnosis.

Powerful postprocessing CT application – on your own computer

SUREXtensionTM* offers remote access to Aquilion’s advanced display console functions and clinical applications from your own computer on the hospital network. This thin-client display station makes it possible to review images anywhere in the hospital without relying on a P

The FDA has cleared Toshiba‘s Aquilion RXL Edition helical CT scanner that provides up to 32 imaging slices per rotation. The system delivers low contrast resolution of 2 mm @ 0.3%, features a number of technologies to help reduce patient radiation exposure, and comes optionally with the ability to process up to 28 images per second.

The unit is promoted by Toshiba for use in acute and routine imaging studies.

From Toshiba:

Aquilion RXL brings the most advanced radiation dose reduction technology to the 16-detector row CT system with Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D). AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared with conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data spaces, reducing noise while attempting to maintain image quality. The system also features Toshiba’s NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software which improves user awareness of the radiation dose administered to patients.

Additionally, Aquilion RXL incorporates Toshiba’s sophisticated suite of SURETechnologies, increasing clinical capabilities and significantly improving productivity.

Source : http://www.toshiba-medical.eu/en/Our-Product-Range/CT/Systems/Aquilion-RXL/

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