Nuffield Health Leeds CT

Canon’s Aquilion ONE VISION Edition CT system was recently chosen by Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital. The new equipment replaces an existing scanner and was purchased primarily for its cutting edge cardiac capabilities. Cardiac is an area of speciality for the hospital. As part of the project Canon also supplied a Vitrea advanced visualisation software (thin client) solution.

Nuffield Health Leeds is Yorkshire’s largest private hospital, located in Leeds city centre. It specialises in complex surgery such as cardiac and neurosurgery, whilst also delivering specialities more traditionally associated with a private hospital such as orthopaedics, women’s and men’s health and cosmetic surgery.

Andrew Pimperton, Diagnostic Services Manager, says, “We chose Canon CT because it is a market leader in terms of cardiac CT, which is one of our areas of speciality at Leeds Nuffield. The acquisition of the heart in a single rotation gives us a competitive edge.”    Andrew continues, “The Canon team was very helpful and we are happy with the scanner.   It delivers clinically, and we have been able to increase our throughput with the new scanner.   Also, for the first time, we hope to be able to offer our patients a CT colonography service.”        

The Aquilion ONE VISION Edition CT scanner at Nuffield Health Leeds delivers advanced performance, with state-of-the-art features, including cardiac, body perfusion, CT colon CAD, and lung density analysis packages. It comes with Canon’s new PUREVision detector which provides unparalleled image resolution and industry leading dose savings. The Aquilion ONE is ideal for scanning bariatric patients with advanced iterative dose reduction, a large capacity generator, a 300kg couch and a large bore of 78 cm.

The addition to the system of iterative reconstructed volumetric 3D and 2D real-time CT fluoroscopy allows the most difficult interventional procedures to be performed at the lowest dose with improved accuracy and safety for both operator and patient.


Shown here (left to right)  Graham King, Account Executive CT/MR/XR, Canon Medical Systems; Georgina Casey, Radiographer; Lee Martin and Heather Dring, CT Application Specialists, Canon Medical Systems; Lisa Fox, Lead Radiographer and Andrew Pimperton, Diagnostic Services 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 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