Toshiba tops 100 installs with 64-slice CT system

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Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. has announced a milestone with more than 100 installations of its Aquilion 64-detector CT systems in healthcare institutions and imaging centers worldwide.  

The Aquilion 64-detector CT systems is built on the same platform as the Aquilion 32, and utilizes Toshiba's 64-row Quantum detector that allows for high-speed, high-resolution imaging with reduced noise and superior anatomical coverage as well as low contrast resolution at the lowest dose. Additionally, the company's Quantum detector enables the Aquilion CT scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution which results is precise isotropic imaging for any area of the body requiring a breath-hold of less than 10 seconds, Toshiba said.

Some of the institutions that have installed the system are Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Imaging Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Center (SDMI) in Las Vegas, Charité University of Berlin, Fujita Health University in Japan and Beijing Anzhen in China.