Canon Medical Systems recently supplied two premium CT scanners, an Aquilion ONE Vision Edition and an Aquilion PRIME, to University College Hospital, London.
Dr. Mark Duncan, Consultant Radiologist and CT Lead says, “We are delighted to be entering into a new partnership with Canon to supply University College Hospital with industry-leading CT technology and serve as a reference site for these scanners. Our Aquilion ONE Vision will provide us with numerous cutting-edge features, allowing UCH patients to benefit from new techniques in many fields, including cardiac CT, cancer imaging, and neuro perfusion, all at vastly reduced doses compared to our previous scanners. Our Aquilion PRIME will be our main interventional CT scanner for biopsies and the complex tumour ablations performed by our rapidly expanding interventional oncology service, and we look forward to working with Canon to develop new capabilities in these areas. We are also delighted with the training and support we have received from Canon so far.”
The Aquilion ONE Vision Edition provides robust clinical solutions, offering unique benefits for cardiac care, stroke and perfusion. The Aquilion PRIME is ideal for imaging departments 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 through the new PUREVision detector. Both systems come with Canon’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction, AIDR 3D, which lowers the noise level by up to fifty percent and the patient dose by up to 75 percent compared to conventional scanners.
Shown here, left to right, Jason Godbold, CT Superintendent, UCLH; Simon Weeden, Branch Manager, Canon Medical Systems; Dr. Mark Duncan, Consultant Radiologist, UCLH; Alistair Howseman, Director of Sales, and Stephen Whale, Account Executive, both of Canon Medical Systems. Gemma Lewis, A&E Superintendent Radiographer, UCLH; Richard Murley, Chairman, UCLH; Sir Robert Naylor, CEO, UCLH and Hugh Jelley, Divisional Manager, UCLH
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 use for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:
CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water