TAMS 64-slice scanner sees Southern hospitality

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The Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Louisiana is now home to two Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.'s Aquilion 64 CFX multislice CT systems.
   
CIS is a group of more than 30 cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons representing every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine.
   
"The installation of two new Aquilion 64 CFX scanners will provide CIS with additional coronary artery imaging capabilities, while dramatically increasing examination quality with even faster CT scans and improved overall image quality," said Joey Fontenot, chief operating officer. "CIS will soon be able to perform comprehensive coronary and peripheral vascular imaging studies to aid in the diagnosis and planning of interventional procedures."
   
Toshiba's Aquilion 64 CFX is built on the same platform as the Aquilion 32 CFX. The scanner utilizes Toshiba's 64-row Quantum detector to deliver high-speed, high-resolution cardiovascular imaging with low noise and complete anatomical coverage.
   
The Quantum detector also enables the Aquilion scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution, thus permitting precise isotropic imaging of the heart or any region of the body during a breath-hold less than 10 seconds.
   
Toshiba will demonstrate the Aquilion 64 CFX and its advanced cardiac applications at the 2005 Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Orlando, Fla., March 6 - 9.