California hospital installs second Toshiba 16-slice CT scanner

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Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (TAMS) has installed its second Aquilion 16 multislice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California.

Toshiba's Aquilion 16 delivers a full array of diagnostic and interventional imaging capabilities. The selectable slice-thickness multirow detector (SSMD) allows up to seven varying image slice thicknesses, from 0.5-mm to 8-mm, which can be selected based on the objectives of the examination, said Toshiba. The Aquilion 16 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.

The Aquilion 16 also features Toshiba's proprietary T-COT reconstruction technique that helps to eliminate artifacts and provide physicians with the most precise images possible. In addition, Toshiba said the system offers a 1.8 meter couch designed with the highest scan range to accommodate patients of all sizes, produce faster scans and provides superior image quality.