THE NEW STANDARD FOR RADIOLOGY
Toshiba Medical Systems is committed to the development of new technologies to minimize radiation dose while maintaining industry-leading image quality. These dose-reduction technologies and more are standard in the Aquilion RXL CT system.
The Aquilion RXL 16-detector row CT system delivers routine low-dose scans for each patient in a wide variety of clinical examinations with lightning reconstruction speed and unsurpassed workflow. The system is designed to comfortably handle the pace in the busiest of departments, and will be able to continue meeting healthcare demands well into the future.
COMPREHENSIVE LOW-DOSE EXAMINATION
Aquilion RXL 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 RXL provides consistent image quality with an industry-leading low-contrast resolution of 2 mm at 0.3%.
Aquilion RXL 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.
The Dose Check software helps ensure that the user-defined radiation dose limits cannot be exceeded by incorrect operation of the system.
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 ADAPTIVE
SUREExposure 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.
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 RXL presents the latest state of technological innovation in multislice CT technology. With the new coneXact algorithm the Aquilion RXL 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.
Double-slice reconstruction technology provides full fidelity images with superior resolution. Details of the most intricate structures are sharply depicted in any imaging plane.
The advanced coneXact reconstruction technology originally developed for Aquilion ONE has been reengineered for Aquilion RXL to provide the same high-quality image reconstruction.
Toshiba’s unique double-slice solution both increases image resolution and reduces cone beam artefacts with absolutely no exposure dose penalty.
Temporal Bone: Double-slice reconstruction using coneXact technology provides exceptional spatial resolution, as demonstrated in these axial images of the inner ear.
MAXIMISING CLINICAL CAPABILITIES
Aquilion RXL supports Toshiba’s sophisticated suite of SURETechnologies and other advanced software tools to further increase clinical utility, and incorporates cutting-edge clinical application capabilities to meet customer needs.
SURECardio with phaseXactAccurate cardiac images and enhanced workflow
SUREPlaqueAutomated plaque visualization and characterization
SURECardio ScoringFast and easy evaluation of calcium based on non-contrast ECG-gated data
Cardiac Function AnalysisCalculation of various functional parameters, such as ejection fraction, wall motion, and cardiac output
Automated digital subtraction of intra-cranial vessels from bone
Analysis of bloodflow characteristics from dynamic scan images and display of the results as map images
Vessel ViewGeneration and display of CPR and cross-cut images of blood vessels
Colon ViewAdvanced analysis and reporting tools for CT colonoscopy, with display functions such as filet view, fly through, and polyp tagging
Dental AnalysisComprehensive dental MPR with easy-to-use tools for pre-operative planning
Lung Volume AnalysisQuantification of low attenuation regions in lung tissue (regions of pulmonary emphysema)
Fat Index ViewAutomatic calculation of the ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat as a prognostic indicator of the risk of metabolic syndrome
SUREFluoroRealtime reconstruction and display of fluoroscopic images for faster and safer
CARDIAC SCANNING MADE EASY
High performance in image quality and speed must go hand in hand with efficient workflow. The Aquilion RXL has specifically addressed workflow integration to optimize productivity and enhance diagnosis.
SURECARDIO WITH PHASEXACT
Delivers clear, accurate cardiac images and enhances patient throughput and workflow by automatically selecting optimum scan parameters.
Automated, clinically validated protocols provide the best temporal resolution regardless of patient heart rate or condition
Achieve consistent Cardiac CTA with adaptive, multi-segment reconstruction
Decrease patient scan time through protocol automation
Reduce view time and storage space with phaseXact, which automatically selects the cardiac phase with the least motion
Provides fast and easy evaluation of calcium based on non-contrasted, ECG-gated data directly from the Aquilion console.
Calculates Ca scores using the Agaston method and the volume mass method
A report and the representative images showing calcium are automatically generated
A comprehensive advanced visualization tool to assist clinicians in evaluating the characteristics inside the blood vessel.
Visualize coronary vessel anatomy and disease with ease using defined HU ranges
Quantify plaque burden and coronary remodelling non-invasively
Characterize lesions in the vessel wall as either calcified or non-calcified