Oct 11, 2012– Tustin,USA (Techreleased) –To enhance its emergency department and stroke care capabilities, Fairview Health Services installed the AquilionTMONE dynamic volume CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. at its Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn. Fairview uses the Aquilion ONE with Toshiba’s advanced dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, to perform whole brain perfusion and dynamic CT angiography and conduct general exams with less radiation dose in the emergency department.
“We selected Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE to perform safer whole brain perfusion imaging with significantly less radiation dose,” said Alexander Zubkov, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, director, Stroke Center, Fairview Health Services. “The ability to view real-time brain function and dynamic blood flow is critical in acute stroke care. Aquilion ONE helps identify small clots or assess the overall impact of a stroke in the brain quickly to determine the optimal treatment pathway.”
Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE is the only CT system that covers up to 16 cm of anatomy with the thinnest 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices) available. This reduces exam time, as well as radiation and contrast dose, and provides more accurate diagnoses. A new feature to the Aquilion ONE, Tech Assist Lateral Slide, enables clinicians and technologists to move the patient table horizontally, making it easier to obtain high-quality images by positioning the anatomy in the middle of the gantry without manually moving the patient.
“Identifying stroke quickly is crucial to provide the best possible treatment plan,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With faster, more comprehensive exams, hospitals can reduce stroke diagnosis times, directly impacting the quality of life for stroke patients.”