Canon Medical Systems recently supplied Warwick Hospital with a state-of-the-art Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner, including an upgrade to their Vitrea Enterprise system, providing advanced visualisation solutions for both Aquilion CT scanners at Warwick.
Beverley Bradley, CT/MRI Lead Radiographer says, “We have been so pleased with the Canon Aquilion CX installed at Warwick seven years ago, that out choice for the Aquilion Prime SP as a second CT scanner was an easy one to make. Low doses, reliability, ease-of-use and excellent customer support were all influencing factors. Having a second scanner has enabled us to significantly improve our throughput, helping to reduce waiting times and to relieve the pressure placed upon the service from having a single CT scanner within the Trust. We are particularly impressed with the rapid image reconstruction and integrated software packages the Aquilion Prime SP offers. The noticeable reduction in post-processing applications has already impacted upon our productivity.”
Productivity is enhanced with the Aquilion Prime SP’s integrated workflow solutions, which render even the most complex tasks easy. The new all three phase variable Helical Parameters (vHP3) provides the flexibility to perform three separate scans into a seamless acquisition to potentially save radiation dose, contrast dose, or both. Overall fast scan times make vHP3 compliant to the needs of the patient, and shorten exam times for trauma imaging when every second is critical. A single series reconstruction enables several studies to be interpreted simultaneously for faster reading.
Photo caption: Shown left to right, back row, standing Oliver Letchford, Radiographer; Beverley Bradley, CT/MRI Lead radiographer; Barnaby Harrison, Account Manager, and Nicola Venuto Project Manager, both of Canon Medical Systems. Seated in front, left to right, Samantha Randall, Senior Radiographer; Nicky Dillow, CT Senior Radiographer and Professor Rakesh Sinha, Radiology Clinical Director