New Hitachi 64- and 128-slice scanners enter CT market

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Two new Hitachi CT scanners have won FDA clearance.

Both models, the SE 64 and SE 128, build off the company’s Scenaria platform.

According to a product announcement, this product line is oriented around workflow speed, ease of use and compliance with XR-29, the standard of the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) governing dose optimization and patient safety.

Hitachi Medical Systems America says the scanners achieve a 40 percent increase in both standard image reconstruction speed, up to 50 images per second, and mulitplanar recon speed.

The scanners also allow automation of frequently used operator functions, along with a beefed-up table to accommodate bariatrics patients weighing up to 550 pounds.