Toshiba to showcase Aquilion ONE family technology at the 2016 ACC meeting


Toshiba will showcase its Aquilion ONE family of computed tomography (CT) systems at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Chicago, USA, April 2-4, 2016.

According to a press release, the Aquilion ONE family features the industry’s thinnest slices of 0.5mm and comes in three configurations, including the Aquilion ONE 320, Aquilion ONE 640 and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition.

Designed to improve workflow and make TAVR planning more efficient, the systems feature wide detector volumetric cardiac capabilities and Toshiba’s adaptive diagnostics technology, including the variable helical pitch (vHP), which automatically changes from an ECG-gated to a non-ECG-gated acquisition during a single helical scan, reducing IV contrast and radiation dose. Vital’s CT TAVR planning application can also be used to visualise and measure vascular anatomy for the evaluation, treatment and follow up of aortic vascular disorders.

All Aquilion ONE family systems are XR-29 compliant and come standard with Toshiba’s complete suite of dose reduction technologies, including AIDR 3D Enhanced.