Myocardial CT Advanced

Myocardial CT Perfusion Advanced – Course

Date : 16/09/2015 – 18/09/2015
Location : Copenhagen, Denmark
Website : http://www.rh-ct-cardiacperfusion.dk/index.html

The Advanced course is in addition to the introductory workshop on myocardial CT perfusion (CTP). This clinical case oriented course is specifically meant for experienced users who already have a basic knowledge of CTP (in addition to extensive experience in coronary CT angiography) and who would like to improve their CTP reading skills.

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Harefield Hospital, part of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, recently purchased a Canon Infinix-i Cath Lab, comprising a single plane, floor mounted system with 20 x 20 cm flat panel detector and Canon’s latest innovations ‘Spot Fluoro’ and DTS (patient dose tracking system).

Canon’s ‘SpotFluoro’ enables interventional efficiency while enhancing dose reduction capabilities. Physicians can observe a region of anatomy using live fluoroscopy while viewing the Last Image Hold (LIH) surrounding area. DTS, Dose Tracking System is a dose awareness tool that provides estimated dose information for the patient’s body surface in real time.   Harefield is one of the first sites in Europe to use these new technologies.

Commenting on the new system and installation process, Mark Bowers, Cath Lab Manager says, “Canon managed the design, build and installation as a turnkey project of Lab 4 at Harefield. This is our primary lab, so it was imperative that the system was installed according to the programme with minimal disruption to the department. There was great communication with the Canon project team throughout the programme, which contributed to the smoothest replacement project that we have ever experienced at the hospital.”

Chris Prytherch, Cath Lab Superintendent Radiographer adds, “After a careful equipment evaluation process we selected Canon to supply our primary Cath Lab at Harefield Hospital.   The installation was a very smooth process and we are delighted with the Infinix-i system.   In addition to the excellent image quality, Canon has a number of unique features that dramatically reduce patient dose and improve the workflow of the department. We would certainly recommend Canon and all of my team are very happy to work in the Infinix-i Lab.”

The Canon Infinix-i system comes complete with a C-arm allowing full lateral movement with fingertip-to-fingertip movement without the need to move the patient, and direct right-left coverage enables a convenient radial approach and easy imaging of off-centre anatomy.

It also comes equipped with Sequential Navigation so that when a clinician needs to “navigate” quickly through an exam, the system can duplicate preferred angles, projections and acquisition parameters by the touch of a button. Parameters can be changed as needed throughout the procedure without disrupting Sequential Navigation.

In addition, the new system features a comprehensive dose reduction package. Canon’s beam filtration can dramatically reduce absorbed patient dose and radiation scatter.  At the tableside, clinicians can select the mode of choice to limit dose and optimise image quality.

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(Shown here left to right) Daniel Parr, Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Mark Williams, Estates Manager; Emma Bell, Senior Radiographer; Stephen Whale, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems; Maria Swan, Business Relationship Manager IT; Mark Bowers, Cardiology/Project Manager; Pauline Nokes, Project Secretary; Vincent Berry, Construction Project Manager; Karen O’Brien, Senior Cardiac Physiologist and Chris Prytherch, Cath Lab Service Manager

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy useful for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

 

The Women’s & Children’s Department at Hull Royal Infirmary recently acquired five new Canon ultrasound systems. The Department purchased four Aplio 500 scanners and one Xario 200 machine. The four Aplio 500s replaced aged Canon systems.

The Canon equipment was chosen for its high image quality, ergonomics and manoeuvrability. Dr. Anne-Marie Coady, Consultant Radiologist and Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ultrasound says, “We have been using Canon equipment here in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Women &Children’s Hospital, Hull for almost fifteen years and we have always found the equipment to be very well suited to all aspects of women’s health imaging. The advances in technology have always been at the forefront of imaging and the company has always been very supportive to the ever-evolving needs of a very busy, modern obstetric and gynaecology department.”

Continuing, Dr. Coady comments, “The equipment is user-friendly and meets all the ergonomic requirements needed to keep pace with the increasingly demanding workload encountered by ultrasound departments. The support during installation of all the new equipment has always been exemplary, but the after sales support and attention is amongst the best we have encountered; nothing has been too much for the application specialists assigned to Hull. Canon has also been enormously supportive of ultrasound educational courses.”

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

Smaller, smarter and simpler, the Xario 200 comes with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner.

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Shown here (left to right, standing) Pam Jennings, Receptionist; Louise Gibson and Catriona Watt, Sonographers; Dr, Anne-Marie Coady, Consultant Radiologist; Lauren Turney, Receptionist; Emily Coulson, Sonographer; Louise Higgins, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Charlotte Collier and Emily McHugh, Student Radiographers;  Heidi Roche, Receptionist; Ann Brown Sonographer; Eileen Williamson, Support Worker, and Chris Harrison, Lead Sonographer in Obstetrics

Kneeling in front, left to right, Vicky Elvin, Support Worker; Shauna Smith, Student Radiographer and Margaret Mullaney, Sonographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary recently acquired a Canon Aquilion PRIME CT scanner. The new equipment which replaced an existing Canon CT system will enable the hospital to offer the very latest in cutting-edge technology to patients, including cardiac imaging. As well as being cardiac enabled, the new equipment comes equipped with an advanced interventional package, and a cross-site Vitrea Advanced thin-client solution.

The Aquilion PRIME combines fast scanning in conjunction with high speed reconstructions, allowing images to be instantly available for review before the patient leaves the exam room.   The combination of state-of-the-art hardware technology and advanced clinical applications provides improved patient care across a broad spectrum of clinical cases.

Lucy Thomson, CT Lead Radiographer comments, “Having previously had a Canon scanner, we knew already they are very reliable machines and we were also familiar with the functions, which reduced the training period. We like the speed, reliability and ease-of-use of the new system, which is helping us improve our throughput and reduce waiting lists. We also found the Canon staff very efficient and helpful.”

Canon’s Aquilion PRIME is the ideal system for imaging departments that need to deliver a diverse variety of examinations. The system has streamlined workflow and produces high quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose. Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction, AIDR 3D Advanced, reduces image noise by up to fifty percent allowing the patient dose to be reduced by up to 75 percent compared to conventional scanners. AIDR 3D is seamlessly integrated into the scanner’s workflow, assuring superb image quality at a minimum dose for every patient, with no penalty on patient throughput or image reconstruction speed.

The scanner at Huddersfield has been delivered with Canon’s automated cardiac software.   SURECardio monitors the heart-rate of a patient and adapts the scanning parameters to the optimal settings during the examination, compensating for fluctuations in heart rate, and ensuring a robust, reliable and reproducible scan in even the most challenging clinical scenario.

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Shown here, left to right, standing, Graham King, Account Executive and Heather Dring, Applications Specialist, both of Canon Medical Systems; Debra Unshorn and Victoria Woodward, CT Radiographers; Lucy Thomson, CT Lead Radiographer and Dr. Heshan Panditaratne, Consultant Radiologist

Seated in front, left to right, Maria Jedrzejczak, CT Radiographer; Danielle Lewis, Radiology Assistant and Catherine Driver, CT Advanced Practitioner

The Dorset Breast Screening Unit recently purchased two Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems. The Unit selected the scanners for their superior image quality and also for the potential they offer to expand their services to include shearwave elastography and microbubble studies of the axilla. One of the new machines was a replacement, and the additional system was purchased as part of a service development.

Stella Campbell and Lisa Bisset, Consultant Radiographers both endorse the new equipment, saying, “We are delighted with the two Canon systems which have increased throughput and productivity in our clinics. The scanners, which are specifically used for breast work, are efficient and easy-to-use.”

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and clarity.

Canon’s shear wave technology is a highly accurate and reproducible tool that provides integrated measurement and reporting for seamless integration into clinical workflow. It provides a quantitative measure and dynamic visual display of tissue stiffness in a variety of clinical settings, with raw data functionality to assist in localising and assessing palpable masses with high accuracy, sensitivity and reproducibility in a wide range of clinical settings.   Different degrees of tissue elasticity can be quantified or colour-coded in parametric images, making suspicious tissue changes quantifiable and visible in the ultrasonic image.

In addition, the Aplio 500 supplied to Dorset Breast Screening came with Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS). Canon’s comprehensive contrast imaging package allows the user to assess perfusion dynamics in a wide range of clinical settings. Depending on the system configuration, up to 24 transducers support contrast-enhanced studies, including an ample variety of specialised probes such as high frequency, intra-operative, intra-cavity and 3D/4D transducers.

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Shown here (left to right, standing), Suzanne Holloway, Breast Imaging Manager; Gilly Adams, Dorset Breast Screening Unit Assistant; Lisa Bisset,  Consultant Radiographer, and Melanie Huish, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer

Seated on the left is Stella Campbell, Consultant Radiographer, and on the right, Dr. Nicola Robson, Consultant Radiologist

Canon Medial Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Royal Surrey County Hospital recently acquired a Canon Ultimax-i X-ray fluoroscopy system. Elisabeth Main, GI Advanced Practitioner, says, “We find the Canon Ultimax a very easy machine to use and particularly appreciate the low table height which facilitates the transfer of immobile and wheelchair patients. In addition, our patients all love the ceiling installation with its creative lighting. It is proving to be a much more relaxing experience for them.” Elisabeth continues, “We had an old Canon Ultimax and as well as its excellent image quality and the low dose, we opted for the Ultimax again because of the excellent service support we always receive from Canon.”

As a multi-purpose RF system the Ultimax is capable of a wide variety of exams including hystero-salpingograms, and is also used as back-up for interventional procedures. In addition to its excellent image quality and low dose, the installation of a Relax & View ceiling, as part of the Canon turnkey project and normally only seen in high-end modalities such as CT, is a particular improvement for HSG patients.

With the Ultimax-i the Royal Surrey County Hospital has acquired a versatile, flexible system, designed to satisfy a wide range of clinical imaging and interventional needs. In fact the Ultimax offers ‘three systems in one’, with angiography, radiography/fluoroscopy and direct radiography all in the one unit. The C-arm system with a digital X-ray table is provided with remote and local operation, with rapid table and C-arm motion allowing virtually any position and projection whilst capturing high-resolution clinical images. It covers all gastrointestinal studies, interventional radiology and angiographic procedures without compromise.

Designed with patient comfort and safety in mind, following the initial positioning, the Ultimax can assume any orientation required, with anti-collision technology in place to protect the patient at all times. It comes with a minimum table to floor height of 50 cm, providing greater comfort for patients with poor mobility.  In addition, a comprehensive dose reduction programme, consisting of various hard- and software features, ensures the optimum result at lowest dose.

Anatomical coverage from head to toe is in excess of two metres, taking into account the scanning range of 163 cm and the dimensions of the 43 x 43 cm detector. The 90°/90° table-tilt allows added flexibility for multi-purpose techniques such as gastrointestinal studies, urological exams, etc, and C-arm and digital acquisition controls permit bolus chasing DSA for extremity imaging. A triple-focus X-ray rube that facilities imaging of finely detailed

anatomy and a fluoro digital compensation filter allows real-time image enhancement.  In addition, multiple images can be linked as a single image so that the spine and lower extremities can be displayed in a single view.

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Shown here, left to right, Wendy Dengate, Radiology Directorate Services Manager; Christopher Moore, Radiographer; Jann Paton, Interventional Lead Radiographer; Dr. Alex Horton, Consultant Radiologist; Mark Foxall, Account Executive CT/XR/MR, Canon Medical Systems and Anita Sankar, Radiographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy useful for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water

The Forth Valley Royal Hospital, part of NHS Forth Valley Healthboard, recently procured a Canon Xario 200 ultrasound machine for use within its gynaecology and outpatients clinics.    The new scanner, which is the first of its type in Scotland, replaced an existing system.

The Xario 200 is easy to use and comes with a small footprint. The Departmental Manager, Front Door Services of the Women, Children & Sexual Health Directorate, Judith Rooney comments, “The system was purchased to support gynaecology scanning within our outpatient clinics. We selected the Canon scanner for its excellent image quality and intuitive software. In fact, due to the flexibility of the system, we plan to utilise it as a contingency scanner when our obstetrics systems are ‘down’ for service and/or repair.” Judith adds, “In addition, Canon has been very attentive and flexible around applications training and ongoing support, fitting in around consultant clinics.”

Smaller, smarter and simpler, the Xario 200 provides outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. It comes with lightweight transducers that cover a large variety of clinical applications and offer superb image quality.

Offering excellent ergonomics, the Xario 200 features a very attractive and compact system designed, with a small body that is extremely lightweight, for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It sets new standards of ergonomics with a height adjustable console over a large range, plus a panel swivel for even more flexibility. Xario’s transducers are also ergonomically shaped with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

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Shown left to right: Judith Rooney, Department Manager Women, Children & Sexual Health Directorate; Nicola Fleming, Clinical Specialist Sonographer Midwife and Dr. Shahzya Huda, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust recently acquired a Canon Aquilion RXL 16-slice CT scanner. The new system, which was officially opened by ex-BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie, was purchased thanks to a campaign to raise the initial funds for a second scanner. The Friends of Yeovil Hospital, Friends of South Petherton Hospital and the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund all responded to the appeal and contributed to the purchase.

The Aquilion RXL system, which complements the hospital’s higher end, Aquilion CXL 128-slice cardiac CT scanner, will provide much-needed extra capacity. Fiona Rooke, Diagnostic Services Manager, comments, “We are delighted with our second CT scanner from Canon. We had a challenging budget, but the Canon Aquilion RXL 16-slice system is great value for money as the system still offers the same low dose technology as our higher end CT, which is a huge advantage for patient scanning flexibility.” Fiona continues, “A second CT has allowed us to provide continuity of service and faster response for patients, and supports trauma imaging, stroke and cancer pathways. We have also always received excellent customer service from Canon.”

The Aquilion RXL 16-slice CT system delivers routine low-dose scans, combining performance and value for every day imaging needs.  A whole-body multi-slice helical scanner, it comes with the latest innovations in multi-slice technology. Featuring the high-performance MegaCoolTM X-ray tube and advanced Quantum detector, the new system enables fast, helical scanning. In addition, although just a 16-slice system, it still comes equipped with Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), an iterative reconstruction algorithm that has been designed to further reduce dose while preserving excellent image quality. AIDR 3D is standard on all Canon CT scanners.   The Aquilion RXL can also be upgraded to a 32-slice system and provides quality, low dose imaging for reduced CT budgets.

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Shown here, on the left of the scanner is Megan Newberry, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems. Standing behind the couch: Mark Condron, Senior CT Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Simon Jones, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer CT/MRI;  Graham Martin, CT Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems and Dr. Cenydd Thomas, Consultant Radiologist

Seated in front, from left to right: Fiona Rooke, Diagnostic Services Manager; Samantha Kibby, Superintendent Radiographer CT/MRI; Catherine Howard, Radiology Assistant, and Kate Howells, Senior Radiographer

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

The Worcestershire Oncology Centre, a brand new 25 million pound centre for cancer patients in Worcestershire, was recently officially opened by HRH the Princess Royal. Equipped with the latest technology, with all facilities under one roof including the Canon Aquilion LB CT scanner, the new centre means that cancer patients will no longer have to travel to Coventry, Cheltenham or Wolverhampton for treatment. Developed in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, hospital bosses estimate the new centre will save one million miles of travel every year.

The Canon Aquilion LB, which has been designed specifically for oncology, has a 90 cm bore for easy patient positioning and maximum flexibility for treatment planning. With the largest bore size on the market, the Aquilion LB removes historic positioning restrictions apparent in standard bore scanners, and its large scan field of 70 cm covers more anatomy with greater accuracy. As the largest true (non-extrapolated) field-of-view, the 70 cm scan field-of-view is accomplished without extrapolation algorithms by the QuantumPLUS detector. This method provides improved image quality across the entire image during bariatric and CT simulation exams. These key advantages of the large aperture and large scan field allow radiotherapy patients to be scanned in their treatment position, using appropriate immobilisation devices.

Jacky Walters, Clinical Lead Radiographer at the Centre says, “The Canon CT scanner offers good image quality and speed of scanning. The radiographers have found it very easy-to-use and the scanner is an asset to the recently-opened Worcestershire Oncology Centre.” Sarah Mcevoy, a Radiotherapy Radiographer at the centre endorses this view with the comment: “The system is very user friendly, easy to set up and the user interface is very intuitive.”

As with all Canon’s CT scanners the new system incorporates a variety of functions that can significantly reduce the patient exposure dose, including AIDR 3D (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction in 3D). AIDR 3D can provide a dose reduction in a clinical setting by up to 75 percent when compared to scans performed with traditional Filtered Back Projection (FBP) techniques.   The AIDR 3D algorithm is designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains and optimises image quality for each particular body region. It is fully integrated in Canon’s SUREExposure 3D (automatic exposure control software) for optimised dose control, and adds mere seconds to total reconstruction times. In addition, newly designed hardware maximises reconstruction speed in all applications.

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Shown here: left to right, Megan Newberry, Account Executive Canon Medical Systems; Helena Mccarthy, Laura Catterall and Dean Carrabin, Radiotherapy Radiographers; Heather Dring, Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Sarah Mcevoy and Emily Lau, Radiotherapy Radiographers

Canon Medical has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 47 stoves and 48,365 litres of water.

Canon Medical Systems recently installed a Canon Astelion Advance 16-slice CT scanner at the local veterinary clinic within the Pets At Home store in Pitsea, Basildon, Essex. The new equipment was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Danny Lawrence. The store is part of Vets4Pets/Companion Care, the largest veterinary group in the UK. This is the first CT scanner to be purchased by the Vets4Pets/Companion Care group.

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Olushola Idowu, says “We selected the Canon equipment for its ease-of-use and image quality. The scanner is already very busy imaging small mammals, particularly cats, and, in fact, we are finding that people, now that they know we have this facility, prefer to bring their pets to our practice.”      

Canon Medical Systems put together a unique Vet CT package, offering state-of-the-art CT scanner technology based on the company’s Astelion Advance 16-slice system. This is supported with a bespoke Vet CT service maintenance and clinical applications package. The new scanner comes with Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR-3D) software which minimises patient dose and in turn reduces system power requirements for routine CT scans.

The Astelion Advance is the only entry level mutli-slice CT system in the industry offering iterative reconstruction, as implemented on Canon’s elite systems. Delivering routine low-dose scans, it offers performance and value for every day imaging needs. It comes with software to enable multi-planar reformats to be reconstructed in any plane, allowing full visualisation of patient scans, including 3D reconstructions of vascular and orthopaedic regions of interest.

Another advantage is its small footprint, which is ideal in small veterinary practices. In addition, to protect the environment and improve the quality of life, the Astelion Advance Edition reduces carbon footprint and lowers medical radiation exposure.

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Shown here (left to right) Toby Hartshorn, Veterinary Surgeon; Jenny Gordon, CT Nurse; ‘Murphy’, Jenny’s dog; Olushola Idowu, Joint Partner & Veterinary Surgeon; Justine Feltham, Veterinary Nurse, and Colin Pellow, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

Royal Chesterfield Hospital chose a Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound system for its ease-of-use, intuitive user function, 3D functionality and Canon’s highly valued lifetime applications support.

Shown here, (photo: 006-013842), left to right, standing, are Janet Bown, Jane Barnes and Sian Mead sonographers; Justine Walker, matron, Women’s Health Unit; Sally Revell, sonographer; Dawn Ingham, ultrasound account executive, Canon Medical Systems; Clare Worgan and Rebekah Tzavaras , sonographers; Diane Shepherd, lead sonographer and Louise Higgins, applications specialist, Canon Medical Systems. Seated in front, on the left is Ruth Hutchinson, sonographer and on the right, Nioamh Magnier, sonographer

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective, productive and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail. It is configured for use in the busy Women’s Health Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, and replaced an aged Canon system. It comes with extra functionalities and increased image quality that will allow the users to scan patients in a faster time frame. It is also equipped with a wide range of probes for use in scanning women in gynaecology and obstetrics, as well as 3D transvaginal capabilities.

The hospital selected the Canon scanner because of its ease-of-use, intuitive user function, 3D functionality and the lifetime applications support from Canon, which is highly valued.  Also included on the system is Canon’s SMI (Superior Micro-vascular Imaging), which complements colour Doppler techniques in visualising small micro-vasculature.   In addition, the Aplio 500 is also equipped with 3D packages. Both of these exciting technologies, along with the quick and easy-to-use functions of the system, backed up by Canon’s applications support, improve the patient experience, due to decreased scanning times and improved image quality.

Chesterfield Royal District General Hospital is part of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North Amber Valley (towards the north); the High Peak and North East Derbyshire, with a total population of 416,762.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to including manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Canon Medical Systems recently installed a Canon Aquilion PRIME 80-slice CT system at Gloucester Royal Hospital. The radiology department already has two other CT systems and the new scanner will add extra capacity, and enable the hospital to offer the very latest in cutting-edge technology to its patients.

David Reed, CT.MR Lead Radiographer, comments, “We are delighted with the Canon Aquilion PRIME CT scanner. The image quality is superb with low radiation doses. We are very impressed with Canon’s unique SURESubtraction technologies, SEMAR Metal Artefact Reduction and lateral couch movement. We are currently redeveloping our cardiac services and improving cardiac CT image quality, while extending the range of patients that can be successfully imaged. Support from Canon applications and service has been excellent.”

Canon’s Aquilion PRIME combines high performance with a small footprint for flexibility in siting without compromise in available techniques. The Aquilion PRIME is ideal for imaging department that need to perform a wide variety and number of routine examinations as well as advanced studies, together with streamlined workflow to obtain maximum quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose. In this respect Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction, AIDR 3D, lowers the noise level by up to fifty percent and the patient dose by up to 75 percent compared to conventional scanners.

With pixel-perfect subtraction of bone and calcium, Canon’s SURESubtraction software offers unsurpassed visualisation of vessels and contrast-enhanced tissue structures, providing all the information needed to make a diagnosis with confidence in the shortest time. SEMAR™ technology employs a sophisticated reconstruction algorithm to eliminate artefacts caused by metal, while improving visualisation of the implant, its supporting bone and adjacent soft tissue for an accurate diagnosis. It can be used in routine low-dose scans, and the combination with AIDR 3D provides the best possible image quality without the need for a dedicated scan procedure or additional radiation exposure.

Canon’s unique lateral couch movement of 8.4cm combined with a standard wide bore of 78 cm ensures iso-centric imaging to optimise image quality and dose and prevents further manual handling for the radiographers. This is of great benefit for example, with bariatric patients, immobile patients and for cardiac, orthopaedic, interventional and trauma imaging, where the table can be moved rather than physically move the patient. Patient workflow is improved whilst optimising imaging for the best results.

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Shown here, left to right, David Reed, CT/MR Lead Radiographer; Megan Newberry, Account Executive, Canon Medical Systems; Sue Merrick, Superintendent Radiographer; Debby Booth, Advanced Practitioner, CT; Mark Condron, Senior Applications Specialist Canon Medical Systems and Alison Hannam, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water

The group photo shows delegates and lecturers outside the Airport Hilton Hotel in Manchester, where they attended the ‘3D ultrasound in gynaecology and reproductive healthcare’ run by Clinical Diagnostics and sponsored by Canon Medical Systems.

Feedback from delegates indicated that attendees really appreciated the opportunity for hands-on experience in 3D/4D technology, with several people commenting that the workshops had encouraged them to use 3D in their clinical settings.

Other remarks on a very successful day included praise for the excellent coverage of different pathologies, the interesting images examples and outstanding speakers. One comment summed up the positive feedback from all present, “The course was very enlightening and the physics and mechanics of achieving 3D/4D imaging were clearly explained. It made the concept of 3D image acquisition less intimidating.”

The course was designed to show how 3D (transvaginal) ultrasound scanning offers considerable practical and clinical benefits in key areas of general gynaecology, reproductive medicine and early pregnancy assessments. It covered the technical principles of 3D ultrasound and aspects of scanning techniques, including practical demonstrations as well as hands-on training for delegates.

Topics covered included general gynaecology and evaluation of complex pelvic disease; reproductive gynaecology, and saline infusion sono-hysterography and virtual 3D (“ultrasound hysteroscopy”) imaging; fertility studies and treatment monitoring; early pregnancy and investigation of recurrent miscarriage and first trimester screening and fetal assessments.

Delegates also commented that the course had been well organised and that the venue had been very good. They found the provision of the course contents for future reference on a USB stick useful and helpful.

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water 

Canon Medical systems recently installed a Xario 100 ultrasound system in the Renal Unit at Royal Preston Hospital. The new machine replaced an existing Canon scanner.

Dr. Aimun Ahmed, Renal Physician says, “We selected the Xario 100 for its lightweight and small footprint. The ergonomics of the system are excellent and we find it very easy to manoeuvre. We use it for renal biopsies and venous access and have found it is faster than our old scanner, helping us improve our throughput.”  

Shown here with the Xario 100: (photo Preston 12) on the left, Canon Medical Systems staff: Lynn Parkington, Ultrasound Account Manager and Louise Higgins, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, and on the right, Dr. Aimun Ahmed, Renal Physician.

The Xario 100 is small, smart and simple to use, with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. Offering better ergonomics for the workplace it features a small body that is extremely lightweight for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It comes with a height adjustable console over a large range and ergonomically shaped transducers with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

The large 19 inch high-resolution monitor has a fully articulating monitor arm, and ergonomic handgrip. Xario’s monitor facilitates full screen mode for increased visibility of the smallest detail. In addition, it is equipped with aids such as smart transducer cable management, a standby function to allow quick shutdown and startup in mobile situations, and during probe changes, an illuminated transducer bay area.

Royal Preston Hospital is part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows: Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water