Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif, has received FDA clearance for a set of new detector and CT software enhancements for the company’s Aquilion One family of CT systems. Designed to improve patient safety in exams, the software and hardware enhancements extend the life of the imaging systems, according to Toshiba.

The enhancements cover several advanced technology features, including:

  • AIDR 3D Enhanced: Toshiba’s fourth generation of advanced iterative noise reduction algorithm
  • PureVision CT detector: According to Toshiba, this new, more efficient CT detector improves light output by 40%
  • SurekV: Provides automated kV selection based on patient size
  • Organ Effective Modulation: Limits dose to radiosensitive organs and during helical scanning and CT fluoroscopy procedures, delivering safer exams for both patients and providers
  • Contrast Management: Improves workflow and safety by standardizing contrast protocols and automatically tracking volume of contrast used during an exam
  • Power Save Mode: This sleep mode option decreases energy consumption when CT system is not in use

“We understand quality measures are directly linked to patient safety and satisfaction, and at Toshiba, we continue to develop technology that helps our customers meet their goals,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director of the CT Business Unit for Toshiba. “Toshiba offers a fully comprehensive and responsive safety program with 360 degrees of coverage, guidance, and expertise that go beyond radiation dose and extend to other areas of patient and staff safety.”

For more information about the FDA-cleared enhancements to the Aquilion ONE family of CT systems, visit the Toshiba America Medical Systems website.