The Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition CT system was recently installed at Sunderland Royal Hospital in its newly-built ED department.

Cheryl Bean, CT Modality Lead says, “Our new Canon Medical Systems CT scanner, located within the footprint of our new ED department, will allow us to provide faster access for the scanning of patients presenting to the department.” Cheryl continues, “We chose a Canon Medical Systems’ scanner for our ED department to add to our two existing scanners within radiology.  The ease-of-use of the scanning platform allows transferable radiographer skills between all three scanners. Canon Medical Systems also provides very responsive local engineer support which is important to minimise any scanner downtime. The Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition scanner provided the specifications required for a busy ED department, allowing faster scan times for acutely unwell or trauma patients.”  

Speed, flexibility and safety are all key to providing high quality emergency care diagnostics. Commenting on the scanner’s performance, Cheryl Bean says, “Its high specification provides us with low dose, but high quality images, which is especially important for patients in this acute setting. The fast image reconstruction time allows the CT images to be available immediately within the scan room, facilitating quicker clinical decision making for the patient. In addition, the Tech Assist Lateral Slide feature allows us to centre the patient correctly without having to move them manually. This reduces handling of the patient which is preferable for trauma or acutely unwell patients.”


Shown here (left to right) Ruth Rowe, Account Manager and Heather Dring, Senior Applications Specialist, both from Canon Medical Systems. Cheryl Bean, CT Modality Lead, Holly Fergusson and Eloise Collings, Faustina Walton, CT Radiographers; Steph Wake, Health Care Assistant; Portia Makuyana CT Radiographer

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

Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including ultrasound, CT, X-ray and MRI, across the globe.  As of December 2016, Toshiba 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.