Canon Medical’s Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition CT system was recently installed at Poole Hospital, part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. J.P. Carpenter, Consultant Cardiologist comments,”We’ve been delighted with the new CT scanner. It just keeps on performing exceptional studies at the lowest conceivable doses, using much less contrast than before Superb workflow and throughput, whisper-quiet and an overall better experience for patients – we love it.”
The Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition, which was launched in 2016, comes with a completely redesigned system from photon generation to beam distribution and detection, and is the basis of Canon Medical’s PUREVision optics. The result is a better balance between image quality and dose. Adaptive scatter correction removes scatter through intelligent modelling that preserves more primary photons for reconstruction, as opposed to a hardware-based approach. In addition, thanks to its unique laser collimation system, CT scans can be performed with the simplicity of conventional X-ray. Laser collimation allows the field-of-view and scan range to be set directly on the gantry. Patients are positioned more comfortably and exams are performed faster and with reduced radiation dose.
The new system also has with a unique flared gantry, providing a calming wide-open space, with a short bore for improved access to the patient from both the rear and front of the gantry. Its optional Tech Assist Lateral Slide couch ensures safety and comfort by providing a tool to move the patient laterally to the correct position at the push of a button, and precision engineering equips Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition with its bidirectional gantry tilt. Highly advanced reconstruction technology overcomes the mathematical complexity of angled scanning for helical and volumetric acquisition with no compromise on quality.
Smaller, lighter and requiring less power, the scanner has been designed for installation into a space of just 19m2.
Shown here (left to right) Mark Foxall, Account Manager, Canon Medical; Dr. J.P. Carpenter, Consultant Cardiologist; Cliodhna Brennan, CT Specialist Radiographer; Dr. Angus Wood, Consultant Radiologist; Katy Bysh, Deputy Superintendent Radiographer; Paul Culshaw, MRI Superintendent Radiographer; Amy Morris, CT Superintendent Radiographer; Maddy Broughton, CT Specialist Radiographer; Dr. Joseph Jacoby and Dr. Andrew Leonard Consultant Radiologists, and Andrew Watson, CT Specialist, Canon Medical
Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions, including ultrasound, CT, X-ray and MRI across the globe. As of December 2016, Canon Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.
Canon Medical 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