Community Hospital in Tallassee, Ala., recently acquired Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Aquilion Lightning CT system. This is the nation’s first healthcare provider to install the platform with a 50-kW generator. Toshiba’s CT also includes a wide bore and dose-reduction technology.

The platform also includes Toshiba’s Purevision CT detector technology and adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D to help reduce dose and improve patient safety. Other features include single energy metal artifact reduction, which helps simplify complex scans. It also provides thin slices—at 0.02 inches—and a 2.56-foot bore to improve workflow and patient comfort.

“The Aquilion Lightning CT system will help us ensure our patients continue to receive the best possible care without sacrificing the image quality we rely on for fast and accurate imaging,” says Allison Stewart, radiology director at Community Hospital. “We constantly strive to provide a better patient experience with a comfortable and low-dose exam for all of our imaging needs. The Aquilion Lightning will help us continue to meet and exceed these standards.”

Dominic Smith, senior director of CT, PET/CT, and MR business units at Toshiba America Medical Systems, adds: “We designed the Aquilion Lightning CT system so that healthcare providers like Community Hospital can focus on what matters most—providing the best possible care to their patients.”

For more information about this system, visit Toshiba Medical.