Aug 30, 2012–Tustine,USA (Techreleased) –Toshiba’s advanced CT effectively images patients with irregular heartbeats. Patients with irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) are difficult to image with CT. Addressing this challenge, Carnegie Hill Radiology in New York installed the AquilionTM PRIME 160 series from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., featuring SURECardioTM Prospective software that automatically adjusts for irregular heartbeats, providing quicker, more accurate exams.
“A large number of our exams are cardiac, and Toshiba’s Aquilion PRIME enables us to accurately image patients with arrhythmia, expanding our imaging capabilities,” said Dr. Steven Wolff, director, Carnegie Hill Radiology. “The system automatically adjusts for the patient’s heart rate, speeding up exams, limiting retakes and lowering radiation dose.”
In addition to cardiac imaging, Carnegie Hill Radiology utilizes Aquilion PRIME for general exams, including standard brain, abdominal, pelvic and lung imaging. Aquilion PRIME is an 80-detector row CT system that can generate 160 unique slices per rotation and features a 7.5-MHU large-capacity tube and 0.35-second scanning. The system also features AIDR 3D, Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, which incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.
“Carnegie Hill Radiology is an example of how hospitals and imaging facilities are able to add clinical capabilities with Toshiba’s CT technology,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aquilion PRIME is a versatile, patient-friendly system, producing high-quality images for numerous applications.”