Toshiba's 64-slice scanner finds home in Texas heart center
Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (TAMS) has installed its Aquilion 64 CFX multislice CT system at the Woodlands North Houston Heart Center in Texas.  
Offering the latest technological advances for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, Woodlands North Houston Heart Center serves three area hospitals, including St. Luke's Community Medical Center, Woodlands Houston Northwest Medical Center and Memorial Hermann, the Woodlands Hospital.
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.