All new Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc Aquilion CT systems now meet the needs of the recently announced Smart Dose standard from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA).

Also known as XR-29, the new standard includes four key features that manage radiation dose without compromising diagnostic image quality: MITA’s Smart Dose includes DICOM Dose Structured Reporting, CT Dose Check, automatic exposure controls (AEC), and pediatric and adult reference protocols. Toshiba’s Aquilion CT systems, including Toshiba’s Aquilion PRIME (pictured), also meet MITA’s other standards, XR-25 and XR-26.

“Toshiba is a strong supporter of MITA’s dose standards and shares its commitment to lowering CT radiation,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT business unit, Toshiba. “In addition to meeting MITA’s standards, Toshiba partners with its customers to offer the technology, training, and education needed for safer imaging and more accurate diagnoses.”

MITA, a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, operates as the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy, and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators, and product developers.