In an effort to image patients faster and with the best possible diagnostic accuracy, PinnacleHealth of Harrisburg, Pa, has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Aquilion Premium multi-detector CT at its Community Campus.
The Aquilion Premium allows patients to be imaged with low radiation and little-to-no sedation. It comes standard with a 72 kW generator and features 160 detector rows to image up to eight cm of anatomy in a single gantry rotation, as fast as 0.35 seconds.
PinnacleHealth is the first health care system in the US to offer the technology.
The Community Campus specializes in neurology, rehabilitation, orthopedics and general surgery. The addition of the Aquilion Premium to PinnacleHealth’s current suite of Toshiba CT systems allows the health care system to image about 3,000-to-3,500 CT patient cases a month.