St. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota recently installed the Aquilion ONE/GENESIS Edition from Toshiba Medical. The system is located across a hallway from the emergency department and is being used for a wide range of exams, including neuro perfusion studies.

“We needed a CT system for our emergency department that would further decrease radiation dose to patients and improve workflow and efficiency for our staff, while also providing high-quality images for confident diagnoses,” says Joseph Klaers, director of imaging services at St. Cloud Hospital. “The Aquilion ONE/GENESIS Edition offers fast scanning that may help reduce the need for rescans due to artifacts, which happens often with critically ill and trauma patients. Additionally, we appreciate Toshiba Medical’s great customer service and maintenance of the system so we can reduce any downtime.”

The Aquilion ONE/GENESIS Edition offers dynamic volume CT imaging that is sharp, fast, and small. Ideal for life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke, the system features an optimized beam spectrum based on PUREViSION Optics, PUREViSION CT Detector, and FIRST (MBIR), improving high-contrast spatial resolution up to 129% while reducing radiation dose 59.2 to 82.4%.

“The Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition CT system transforms the path to diagnosis that allows healthcare providers like St. Cloud Hospital to deliver the best patient care,” says Dominic Smith, senior director of CT, PET/CT, and MR business units at Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. “Additionally, the system is small and light and consumes less power, allowing providers with limited space to acquire advanced CT technology.”