Iowa cancer center purchases Toshibas Large Bore CT

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Iowa’s Great River Medical Center has installed the Toshiba Aquilion Large Bore CT with a large field-of-view for radiation therapy treatment planning.

The Cancer Care Center at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Large Bore CT to treat patients with breast, prostate and colon cancer using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). As opposed to extrapolated field-of-view CT scanners, the Large Bore CT’s 70-cm true acquired field-of-view enables imaging of patients of large and small builds across a variety of positions, Tustin, Calif.-based Toshiba claimed.

The larger bore and acquired field-of-view enable treatment planning with reduced anatomic truncation, Toshiba said, putatively capturing more accurate images.