Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System, which serves patients throughout Idaho and Oregon, recently purchased an Aquilion Prime 80 CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems. This purchase complements the health system’s existing seven CT systems manufactured by Toshiba.

With the new CT system, Saint Alphonsus will use Radimetrics’ eXposure software, which records and calculates cumulative patient radiation dose. Further, by adding the Aquilion Prime 80 to its existing Toshiba CT technologies, the health system will enable physicians to diagnose quickly with efficient image reconstruction speed of up to 60 images per second.

“Standardizing a platform across our hospitals has been important to ensuring system-wide patient safety and diagnostic efficiency,” says Scott Christensen, regional director of medical imaging at Saint Alphonsus Health System. “Toshiba offers comprehensive CT solutions that fit a wide variety of clinical needs while keeping the patient experience [at the] top of mind. We’ve seen a huge decrease in radiation dose to the patient with the advanced technology in both the Aquilion One and Aquilion Prime systems.”

Dominic Smith, senior director of Toshiba’s CT, PET/CT, and MR business units, echoes Christensen’s statements. “We believe health care providers shouldn’t have to choose between safety and quality imaging,” he says. “The Aquilion family of CT systems allows health systems like Saint Alphonsus to provide customized service to patients with a wide variety of needs without sacrificing image quality, dose reduction, or productivity.”

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