Florida trauma center installs Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT

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Shands at the University of Florida (UF) medical center, a level one trauma center in Florida, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Aquilion ONE dynamic-volume CT system.

Toshiba said its Aquilion utilizes 320 high-resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. The system also shows dynamic function, such as a 4D clinical video with sequential sampling showing the wash in and wash out of blood flow and organ perfusion.

In addition, Toshiba said its Aquilion ONE’s single exam may provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.

Shands at UF will use the Aquilion ONE in a high-volume interdisciplinary setting and it will accompany the facilities’ other Aquilion systems. The Aquilion ONE will be the primary machine for cardiac studies requiring perfusion and will be used to evaluate stroke alert patients, according to the Tustin, Calif.-based company.