Countess of Chester Hospital reselects Canon Medical as preferred CT system partner

Aquilion Prime SP joins the team to deliver low dose & fast patient scanning

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has added a further Canon Medical CT system to its diagnostic imaging department with the installation of a new Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner to sit alongside an existing Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition. It was selected due to the hospital’s familiarity with Canon Medical and the positive experience of equipment reliability, and trust in its service team.

The new CT replaced an ageing scanner and will now deliver faster, more efficient workflow to the department. The system is twice as quick as its predecessor, boosting the number of patients that can be seen and at reduced dose.

A range of new applications is also included with the scanner to introduce new procedures. For example, SEMAR™ will improve visualisation of bone and soft tissue reducing artifacts when imaging patients with metal implants; and SURESubtraction will deliver low dose 3D vascular studies with bone and calcification subtracted for better image visualisation.

“We are very pleased with our new Aquilion Prime SP CT. It offers lower radiation doses with excellent image quality, along with being twice as fast therefore improving efficiency,” states Emma Fondacaro, CT Superintendent Radiographer at The Countess of Chester Hospital. “Our experience of working with Canon Medical is always positive and this repeat purchase of a CT reflects the equipment’s reliability and strong service credentials from the team.”

Photo caption: Left to right: Colin Murray, Account Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK; Emma Fondacaro, CT Superintendent Radiographer; Sergej Postovoj, Service Engineer at Canon Medical Systems; Shelagh Hollowood, Radiographer; Kelly Davies, Radiographer; and Anne Kember, Radiographer.