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Toshiba’s AquilionONE CT system receives FDA 510(k) clearance

Toshiba America Medical Systems : 28 November, 2007  (New Product)
Toshiba America Medical Systems has announced US FDA clearance of the company’s AquilionONE computed tomography (CT) system.
With this clearance, Toshiba is on schedule to make the system commercially available in summer, 2008. AquilionONE, the world's first dynamic volume CT system, aims to revolutionise patient care by helping reduce diagnosis time for life threatening diseases like stroke and heart disease from days and hours to mere minutes.

For the first time, physicians can see not only a three-dimensional depiction of an organ, but also the organ's blood flow and dynamic function. Unlike any other CT system, the AquilionONE can scan one organ - including heart, brain and others - in one rotation because it covers up to 16cm of anatomy using 320 ultra high-resolution 0.5mm detector elements.

The new reduces examination time, as well as radiation and contrast dose, and dramatically increases diagnostic confidence. With the AquilionONE, the organ or area is captured in a single rotation at one moment in time, eliminating the need to reconstruct slices from multiple points in time.

'I believe that the AquilionONE is a quantum leap in the versatility of CT to help manage patient care,' said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. 'Dynamic volume CT helps to provide a faster, more accurate diagnosis while reducing healthcare costs.'

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