St. Cloud Hospital Enhances Emergency Department Capabilities with Toshiba Medical’s Most Advanced CT

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 – Central Minnesota residents now have access to advanced CT technology that is safe and fast at St. Cloud Hospital with the installation of the AquilionTM ONE / GENESIS Edition from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company. The system is located across a hallway from the emergency department and is being used for a wide range of exams, including neuro perfusion studies.

“We needed a CT system for our ED that would further decrease radiation dose to patients and improve workflow and efficiency for our staff, while also providing high-quality images for confident diagnoses,” said Joseph Klaers, Director of Imaging Services, St. Cloud Hospital. “The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition offers fast scanning that may help reduce the need for rescans due to artifacts, which happens often with critically ill and trauma patients. Additionally, we appreciate Toshiba Medical’s great customer service and maintenance of the system so we can reduce any downtime.”

The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition offers dynamic volume CT imaging that is sharp, fast and small. Ideal for life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke, the system features an optimized beam spectrum based on PUREViSION Optics, PUREViSION CT Detector and FIRST (MBIR), improving high-contrast spatial resolution up to 129 percent (2.29 times),* while reducing radiation dose 59.2 to 82.4 percent.** With AIDR 3D reconstruction times up to 80 images per second and FIRST reconstruction achieved in as little as three minutes per volume (320 images), exams are faster for patients.

“The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition CT system transforms the path to diagnosis that allows healthcare providers like St. Cloud Hospital to deliver the best patient care,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “Additionally, the system is small and light and consumes less power, allowing providers with limited space to acquire advanced CT technology.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

About Toshiba Medical

Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray, and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.