Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, Calif, has debuted a new PET/CT system to address the needs of oncology departments, pending 510(k) clearance. The Celesteion is designed for radiation and oncology imaging applications, including tumor detection, treatment evaluation, and CT simulation.

“By listening to our customers and understanding their business, we know there is a need for a PET/CT system that puts patients first, and the Celesteion is that solution,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director of the CT business unit at Toshiba. “Accuracy and efficiency are crucial under healthcare reform, and Celesteion is capable of producing high-quality images while improving workflow for providers.”

According to the company, several features are designed to promote patient comfort, including a large bore of 90 cm for CT and 88 cm for PET to create a feeling of openness. To facilitate rapid exams, the system offers 450-ps time-of-flight resolution for PET and a 0.5-second rotation for CT, with 0.5-mm detectors producing 32 slices. The Celesteion complies with MITA’s XR-29 Smart Dose standard and includes Toshiba’s AIDR 3D dose-reduction technology to prevent excessive patient exposure. The company has also expanded the field of view, offering 70 cm for CT and PET and 85 cm for CT.

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