Toshiba to showcase large-bore CT for rad-onc planning

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Toshiba will showcase the applicability of its Aquilion LB (for large-bore) CT system to planning radiation therapy for cancer patients at the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in San Diego Sept. 24 to 26, the company has announced.

The scanner incorporates several of the company’s discrete visualization and dose-reduction technologies, including its 16-row Purevision detector, single-energy metal artifact reduction application and 3D enhancement with adaptive iterative dose reduction, according to a news release.

It’s also got a 90-centimeter bore and a table that can accommodate patients weighing up to 660 pounds.

“Improving visualization with clearer CT images at a lower dose is necessary for radiation therapy planning,” Dominic Smith, head of Toshiba’s CT, PET/CT and MRI business units, says in the release.

Toshiba adds that Jatinder Palta, PhD, professor of radiation oncology and chair of medical physics at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present at ASTRO on his use of the Aquilion system.

Toshiba became a part of Canon last December.