Toshiba’s Aquilion Lightning CT with more powerful generator receives FDA clearance


Toshiba America Medical Systems’sAquilionTM Lightning has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a more powerful 50-kW generator.

The Aquilion Lightning is a 16-detector row system designed for routine volumetric scanning. It has a small footprint to allow providers to save on both space and cost, without sacrificing exceptional technology. The system offers the same PUREViSION computed tomography (CT) detector technology used in premium Toshiba CT systems and includes AIDR 3D enhanced, designed to help reduce dose and improve patient safety.

Intended to simplify complex scans for more consistent imaging, the system comes with Adaptive Diagnostic solutions, such as Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMARTM) and SURESubtraction. These technologies, along with slices of 0.5 mm, and a 78cm bore are intended to help optimise workflow and patient comfort.

“Toshiba CT puts customers first by providing top-tier solutions on every scanner, including our entry-level systems with a low cost of ownership,” says Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba. “With numerous features found in our high-end Aquilion scanners, the Aquilion Lightning ensures our customers don’t need to compromise quality to meet their business goals.”