Toshiba and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center partner on multislice CT

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Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are collaborating on the clinical and product development of TAMS' Aquilion 16 CFX multislice CT scanners.

The collaboration will include thoracic and abdominal CT clinical applications using the Aquilion 16 CFX. Specific projects will address pulmonary and bronchial anatomic and functional imaging, body angiography in applications such as liver transplant assessment, volumetric quantification for tumor staging, CT urography, gastrointestinal imaging, interventional multislice fluoroscopy and cardiac imaging.

The Aquilion 16 CFX currently is being installed and is scheduled to become clinically operational this month.

TAMS' Aquilion 16 CFX features include the Selectable slice-thickness multi-row detector (SSMD), which allows up to seven varying image slice thicknesses -- from 0.5 mm to 8 mm - depending on the exam. The Aquilion 16 CFX also generates up to 40 slices per second using the SSMD and permits simultaneous 16-slice acquisition per 400-millisecond gantry rotation for volumetric data acquisition.