Dorset County Hospital installs Aquilion ONE PRISM CT during COVID-19 Pandemic


UK sales momentum builds for new generation CT featuring Deep Learning Reconstruction

UK momentum of Canon Medical’s new generation Aquilion ONE PRISM CT system featuring Deep Learning Reconstruction technology via its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) is building with further sales and installations announced. Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the latest organisation to update its imaging facilities selecting Canon Medical Systems as its new CT imaging partner.

The Aquilion ONE PRISM CT, launched in the UK this year, was selected by the Dorset County Hospital team for its high image quality and low dose. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hospital team in conjunction with Canon Medical and its turnkey builders worked seamlessly together to ensure installation of this vitally important equipment.

Simon Jones, Lead CT Radiographer at Dorset County Hospital states, “We entered a market evaluation process for a new CT scanner with open eyes and selected the Aquilion ONE PRISM for its amazing functionality, high quality images and low dose.”

“The cardiac CT functionality of the Aquilion ONE PRISM is very impressive and fully meets our needs. Other clinical applications on the scanner will also help us achieve positive workflow. SURESubtraction Angiography will save us time in post processing by automatically removing bone, calcium and stents. Ortho Area Finder makes complex orthopaedic work much easier,” he concludes.

The Aquilion ONE PRISM maximises the ability to consistently obtain high-quality images across different patients. It features a 16cm wide area detector and with just one rotation in a fraction of a second can acquire an entire heart. Its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) sees through noise delivering sharp, clear and low dose images at speed.

“The Aquilion ONE PRISM is an AI-assisted CT system built using Deep Learning reconstruction algorithms trained to reduce noise and boost signal to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed. When combined with our range of clinical software applications it provides a powerful imaging tool to meet future radiology demands,” states Mark Thomas, CT Modality Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK. “We have been pleased by the UK market response to this evolution in our Aquilion CT range and welcome Dorset County Hospital as a new CT customer.”

Photo caption: Dorset County Hospital installs Aquilion ONE PRISM CT during COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured left to right: Joseph Rodriguez, CT Radiographer; Dr Ajay Varghese, Consultant Radiologist; Simon Jones, CT Lead Radiographer; Ophelia Walters, Senior CT Radiographer; Katie Bigwood, Radiology Department Assistant.