Toshiba Medical Introduces Aquilion Lightning 80 CT System


April 11, 2017—Toshiba Medical announced the launch of its Aquilion Lightning 80 CT system, which the company says provides enhanced care and safe imaging with a compact and economical system. The 80-detector row (160 slice with Conexact technology) system is designed for full-body imaging and routine volumetric scanning with the premium CT technology found on high-end systems.

According to the company, the Aquilion Lightning 80 system is designed to be a total cost of ownership solution for the midtier CT space. The system delivers reconstruction speeds of up to 50 images per second at full resolution, and with 0.5-mm slices and a 78-cm bore, it optimizes workflow and patient comfort.

To simplify exams, the Aquilion Lightning 80 system comes standard with adaptive diagnostic solutions, such as the company's SEMAR (single energy metal artifact reduction) and Sure Subtraction. The system can also be reconfigured from 40 to 80 to 160 slices without replacing hardware. The Aquilion Lightning 80 scanner is designed to be a wide, fast, and small solution for CT providers, the company stated.


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