SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE WITH THE LARGEST TRUE FIELD-OF-VIEW Designed to expand the dimensions of CT, Aquilion LB combines Toshiba’s award winning CT technologies with the advantages of a large bore platform. Aquilion LB provides you a true, industry-leading, 70 cm field-of-view (FOV) acquisition, covering more anatomy with greater accuracy than ever before. Aquilion LB also features a tremendous 90 cm wide bore for easy patient positioning and for increasing diagnostic anatomical coverage resulting in optimized diagnosis and treatment.
The 16-detector row / 32 slices Aquilion LB CT system delivers routine low-dose scans for each patient in a wide variety of clinical examinations. CT simulation is a procedure used during the treatment planning stage to identify the exact location and size of the area that needs treatment. Aquilion LB is specifically designed to meet oncology challenges and improve patient care. Now CT simulation positioning can easily mirror radiation therapy positioning without compromise.
OPENING NEW DIMENSIONS
ROBUST RESPIRATORY GATING Minimizes motion artifacts and provides reliable 4D CT gated images to evaluate respiratory motion and set up RT plans accordingly.
Prospective and retrospective scan mode enabled by industry-leading tracking systems (Varian RPM, Anzai RGS) Support for slow breathing, down to 6 bpm (or 10 sec)
Voice coach function for regular and reproducable breathing pattern
Advanced 4D viewing – supports cine view of 4D data, tumor tracking and intuitive batch saving capabilities
Phase averaging function – stack multiphase data to demonstrate tumor movement and accurately define ITV in selected phases
MORE POSITIONS, MORE POSSIBILITIES
Aquilion LB is the only system that combines the largest bore and largest true field of view so that you can scan the largest areas with greater accuracy.
90 cm gantry bore opening – uncompromized patient positioning
70 cm acquired field of view – 40% more diagnostic coverage
85 cm extended field of view
TOSHIBA’S DOSE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
AIDR 3D AIDR 3D is a sophisticated algorithm that has been designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains. The collective AIDR 3D process results in robust noise reduction, which is essential for achieving ultralow-dose examinations in routine clinical imaging. This iterative algorithm is superior to non-iterative approaches in removing background noise while preserving diagnostic information.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DOSE REDUCTION
TOSHIBA’S CT SYSTEMS – DESIGNED FOR LOW-DOSE EXAMS Dose reduction is considered in every step of the system design, because Toshiba engineers recognize that all the small dose savings add up. For example, the gantry is designed with the X-ray tube located further from the patient, reducing the skin entrance dose. Aquilion LB employs the latest dose reduction technologies such as SUREExposure 3D Adaptive and AIDR 3D in the standard configuration.
COMPREHENSIVE LOW-DOSE EXAMINATION
Aquilion LB dose reduction and reporting technologies are integrated into every step of each scan performed, ensuring the highest possible level of patient safety.
Using Toshiba’s exclusive PUREViSION Detector technology, Aquilion LB provides consistent image quality with an industry-leading low-contrast resolution of 2 mm at 0.3%.
PROTOCOL SELECTION Aquilion LB is delivered with an extensive range of clinically proven scan protocols that are ready to use “out-of-the-box”. After patient registration, the system automatically loads the correct selection of adult or child protocols based on the patient’s age. In addition, protocols are anatomically grouped with an intuitive graphical interface to ensure easy and correct protocol selection. DOSE CHECK The Dose Check software helps ensure that the user-defined radiation dose limits cannot be exceeded by incorrect operation of the system.
AIDR 3D AIDR 3D can be applied to all acquisition modes in routine clinical use and is able to remove up to 50% of image noise, resulting in dose reductions of up to 75%.
SUREEXPOSURE 3D ADAPTIVESUREExposure 3D Adaptive can achieve a dose reduction of up to 40%, depending on the individual patient and the anatomical region to be scanned. By using AIDR 3D in combination, the dose is automatically reduced further by up to 75% before the scan. In this manner, dose reduction can be integrated into every scan protocol.
DOSE REPORT In accordance with IHE recommendations, the Radiation Exposure Monitoring Profile function is provided in the software. This function automatically records all scanning data, enabling accurate tracking of the dose for a particular study.
HIGH DEFINITION 32 SLICES IN A SINGLE ROTATION
Aquilion LB presents the latest state of technological innovation in multislice CT technology. With the new coneXact algorithm the Aquilion LB is able to generate 32 unique slices per rotation with more detail than ever before. No additional exposure is necessary as this breakthrough technology is entirely reconstruction-based.
CONEXACT RECONSTRUCTION Developed for Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT, new proprietary algorithms using the coneXact technology are now available for Aquilion LB. As a result, partial volume effects are minimized and leading to more detailed images while maintaining superior low contrast detectability.
DOUBLE-SLICE TECHNOLOGY Taking full advantage of the coneXact technology, acquired volume data can be reconstructed in double density, resulting in a more true-to-original reconstruction in MPR and 3D rendered images.