Arkansas Children's Hospital has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems' Aquilion One, a 320-detector row CT system.
As the first pediatric facility to install the Aquilion One, Toshiba said the system will serve the facility's primarily pediatric patients in multiple settings, including cardiology, orthopedics and neurology. The Little Rock, Ark.-based facility also plans to use the Aquilion One in new dynamic studies focused on joint and respiratory issues and to develop new pediatric protocols to continue to increase pediatric safety in CT imaging.
The Aquilion One features SUREExposure Pediatric software, which automatically measures the size and age of each patient and tailors radiation dose to achieve the best and safest image quality for each exam. The software uses protocols selected based upon the patient's age, size and type of exam to ensure patients receive only the radiation required to obtain a clear diagnostic image, according to Toshiba.