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BETTER CARE. SAFER IMAGING.
  • OVERVIEW
  • IMAGING
  • PRODUCTIVITY
  • ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
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    • BETTER CARE. SAFER IMAGING.

      Aquilion Lightning, our ground-breaking 16-row helical CT system for whole-body imaging, employs cutting-edge technologies to optimize patient care and accelerate clinical decision making. Innovative features ensure that high-quality isotropic images for best possible diagnosis are routinely acquired with the lowest possible patient dose. The workflow is streamlined, increasing patient throughput. And a wide range of advanced 3D and postprocessing applications provide clinical flexibility. Together, these features make Aquilion Lightning a powerful workhorse.

       

      The Aquilion Lightning gantry features design innovations to improve the scanning experience for patients as well as providing excellent operability and ensuring safety. The spacious 780 mm wide bore and 470 mm wide couch ensure comfortable scanning for even the largest patients.

       
    • LOW DOSE BY DESIGN
      LOW DOSE BY DESIGN

      Toshiba’s dose reducing features AIDR 3D and SUREExposure 3D are fully integrated into Aquilion Lightning’s workflow. 

    • SMALL SPACE – 9.8 m^2
      SMALL SPACE – 9.8 m^2

      Aquilion Lightning requires a minimal footprint of 9.8 m2, compact enough to meet even the most restrictive siting requirements.

    • ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY
      ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY

      Aquilion Lightning’s optimized system performance eliminates the need for cooling times between the exams. 

    • NAVI MODE OPERATION
      NAVI MODE OPERATION

      Aquilion Lightning’s Navi Mode is perfectly suited for fast patient throughput, regardless whether you are an expert or novice. 

    • SEMAR
      SEMAR

      Latest addition to the Adaptive Diagnostic suite of technologies. A sophisticated algorithm is used to virtually eliminate metal artifacts. 

    • ADAPTIVE DIAGNOSTICS
      ADAPTIVE DIAGNOSTICS

      SURESubtraction and vHP are Toshiba’s unique Adaptive Diagnostic Scan modes that simplify complex protocols and provide excellent results. 

  • IMAGING

    BETTER CARE, SAFER IMAGING

    • EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR SAFETY
      EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR SAFETY

      The Aquilion Lightning gantry features design innovations to improve the scanning experience for patients as well as providing excellent operability and ensuring safety. The spacious 780 mm wide bore and 470 mm wide couch ensure comfortable scanning for even the largest patients.

    • TOSHIBA’S DOSE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
      TOSHIBA’S DOSE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
      • INTEGRATED DOSE REDUCTION – THAT WORKS

      Toshiba’s 4th generation iterative reconstruction AIDR 3D Enhanced offers superb image quality and has been designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains. Furthermore, it’s fully integrated into the automatic tube current modulation software SUREExposure 3D, taking the guesswork out of optimizing patient dose. The exposure dose is automatically reduced by up to 75%. With  SUREkV, the lowest kV will be selected based on patient size and  SUREExposure settings for low-kVp imaging.

      • Implemented in all eXamplans
      • Implemented in Scanogram
      • Implemented in  SUREStart
      • Implemented in SEMAR
      • Implemented in  SUREFluoro

    • SAFER IMAGING – BETTER CARE
      SAFER IMAGING – BETTER CARE
      • PUREVISION DETECTOR

      Through lower radiation doses and low-kVp imaging, Toshiba’s new PUREViSION detector offers peace of mind in the optimization of radiation and contrast dose protocols, permitting physicians to perform safer CT examinations for all patients. Breakthrough innovations in manufacturing processes and Data Acquisition System (DAS) design have resulted in a detector with a 40% increase in light output and minimal electronic noise, making PUREViSION one of the most efficient detectors commercially available and still the only detector featuring true 0.5 mm resolution.

       

    • EXAM PLAN
      EXAM PLAN
      • PROTOCOL SELECTION

      After patient registration, Aquilion Lightning selects the correct adult or child protocols automatically.

       
       
      • NAVI MODE OPERATION

      Aquilion Lightning’s Navi Mode is perfectly suited for fast patient throughput. Regardless of whether you are an expert or a novice, this unique function lets you take advantage of the system’s high performance features quickly and with ease.

       

       

      • DOSE CHECK

      The Dose Check software helps ensure that the user-defined radiation dose limits cannot be exceeded by incorrect operation of the system.

       

    • SCAN
      SCAN
      • SUREEXPOSURE 3D ADAPTIVE

      The integration of dose reduction technologies is essential for optimal dose management. AIDR 3D has therefore been seamlessly integrated with SUREExposure 3D, Toshiba’s automatic tube current modulation software. SUREExposure 3D modulates the exposure for each patient based on a preset target level of image quality. When combined with AIDR 3D, X-ray exposure is automatically reduced before the scan, while maintaining the preprogrammed image quality adjusted based on the expected level of noise reduction. This combination provides a unique solution for robust dose management.

       

  • PRODUCTIVITY

    STREAMLINED WORKFLOW, INNOVATIVE GANTRY DESIGN

    • OPTIMISING THE CLINICAL WORKFLOW
      OPTIMISING THE CLINICAL WORKFLOW

      Aquilion Lightning is designed to handle even the busiest workloads with ease. The system’s intuitive user interface guides you step by step through the examination with modern and easy-to-understand graphics and animations. A host of intelligent functions enable a fast and efficient workflow.

       
       
       
      • NAVIGATION MODE

      Aquilion Lightning offers unique navigation-mode operation that guides the operator through every step of the examination with state-of-the-art computer graphics and animation. Navigation mode is perfectly suited for novice users and part-time operators who may be required to perform scanning outside normal working hours, and enables all users to take advantage of the high performance of this multislice CT system.

       

      • FAST RECONSTRUCTION

      A newly developed reconstruction system supports a reconstruction speed of up to 15 images per second, allowing rapid diagnosis and fast patient throughput.

       
       
       
    • COMPREHENSIVE LOW-DOSE EXAMINATION
      • MPR IMAGE GENERATION – MULTIVIEW

      MultiView automation saves time by reconstructing MPR images as a part of the exam protocol, reducing the number of images for initial review and/or printing.

       

      • SURETECHNOLOGIES

      Toshiba’s sophisticated clinical application software packages for various anatomical regions provide automated processing for accurate diagnosis and significant improvements in workflow.

       


      • AUTOMATED BONE REMOVAL

      Aquilion Lightning incorporates automated bone removal algorithms to quickly and accurately segment bone in CT angiography examinations. In just a few seconds, high-quality angiographic images are available for diagnosis.

       


      • EASY 3D

      Aquilion Lightning’s user-friendly 3D imaging package allows you to generate volume images with outstanding ease of use. With a simple push of a button, you select a specific protocol and the desired images are displayed.

       


      • DOSE REPORT

      In accordance with IHE recommendations, the Radiation Exposure Monitoring Profile function is provided in the software. This function automatically records all scanning data, enabling accurate tracking of the dose for a particular study.

    • MINIMUM SPACE – MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY
      • MINIMAL SPACE REQUIREMENT

      With a design also focusing on smaller installation space and power consumption, Aquilion Lightning requires a minimal footprint of 9.8 m2, compact enough to meet even the most restrictive siting requirements. Innovative Adaptive Power Management technologies dramatically decrease energy requirements, reducing running costs and easing the environmental impact.

       


      • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

      Toshiba is committed to the development and manufacture of environmentally conscious products. Comprehensive optimization of the energy consumption of all system components reduces overall system power requirements. By employing energy-saving techniques such as automatic control of the gantry fan, power consumption in standby status is reduced by 40% compared to conventional systems.

       


      • ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY

      AIDR 3D enables low dose, excellent image quality, and great cost performance. How does it increase patient throughput? With AIDR 3D, cooling time is eliminated; so, more examinations can be performed.

       


      • POWER SAVE MODE

      The Power Save Mode puts the CT to sleep at a configured time when not using the system, e.g., after 10 minutes. While the CT is asleep, power is saved in the gantry, in the couch, in the fans and also in the generator. With one click on any button, the system will wake up again and is immediately ready for operation.

  • ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

    SOLVING YOUR CHALLENGES WITH ADVANCED, CLINICALLY PROVEN TOOLS

    • ADAPTIVE DIAGNOSTICS

      SURESubtraction and vHP (variable Helical Pitch) are Toshiba’s unique Adaptive Diagnostic Scan modes that simplify complex protocols and provide excellent results.

       
      • SURESUBTRACTION LUNG

      Enhance diagnostic capability of pulmonary CTA studies with blood flow mapping of lung parenchyma. Advanced subtraction techniques provides iodine signal over 3 times higher compared to a dual energy acquisition.

       


      • SURESUBTRACTION ORTHO

      Faster and more accurate diagnosis for CTA studies with automatic pixel perfect registration and subtraction of bones, calcium and stents.

       


      • VHP

      Variable Helical Pitch (vHP) permits seamless change of scan speeds (pitch) during one continuous acquisition, and enables a combination of gated and non-gated acquisitions within one scan. vHP offers enormous benefits in examinations such as the evaluation of aortic dissection and TAVR planning.

    • SEMAR

      Toshiba’s innovative SEMAR (Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction) utilizes a sophisticated iterative reconstruction technique to virtually eliminate metallic artifact, improving visualization of implants, supporting bone and the adjacent soft tissues for a clearer and more confident diagnosis.

       
    • PERFORMANCE YOU CAN SEE
      • Metal fixation device in the ankle

       


      • Pneumothorax with subcutaneous emphysema

       


      • 3D-rendered excretions phase CTU

       


      • Position check metal device left hip

       


      • Ultra low dose sinus

       


      • Abdominal screening

       


      • Lung metastasis screening

       


      • 3D-rendered thoracic aorta
       
      • Lung Volume Analysis
        Quantification of low attenuation regions in lung tissue (regions of pulmonary emphysema)
       
      • Colon View
        Advanced visualization and reporting tools for CT Colonoscopy. Display Includes fillet view, fly-through and polyp tagging

       


      • SUREFluoro
        Real-time reconstruction and display of ­fluoroscopic images for faster, safer interventional procedures
       

      • Vessel View
        Generates and displays CPR and cross-cut images of blood vessels
       

      • Fat Index View
        Automatically calculates the ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat as a prognostic indicator of metabolic syndrome
       

      • SURESubtraction
        Automated digital subtraction of intracranial vessels from bone
       

      • CBP Study
        Blood flow characteristics are analyzed from dynamic scan images and the results are ­displayed as map images
       

      • Dental Analysis
        Comprehensive dental MPR software with easy-to-use tools for pre-operative planning
       

      • SureCardioScoring
        Provides fast and easy evaluation of calcium based on non-contrasted, ECG-gated data directly from the Aquilion Lightning console

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