Toshiba announces Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif, has installed the first Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system in Southern California, to help support its new emergency department, which is currently under expansion.
Introduced in 2007, Toshiba‘s Aquilion ONE can image an entire organ like the brain or heart in one rotation, and show real-time function, including blood flow and movement, which helps shorten exam times and lessen radiation exposure for patients. The hospital acquired the Aquilion ONE to allow physicians access to dynamic images of limbs to better assess the viability, blood flow, and anatomical function.
To address the Pasadena community’s pressing need for emergency services, Huntington is doubling the size of the ED to serve 80,000 to 90,000 patients per year. In addition to the ED, Huntington Hospital will use the Aquilion ONE to image non-emergency radiology, neurology, cardiology, and pediatric patients.