Aquilion Precision – Ultra-High Resolution CT Exams for Advancements in Early Disease Detection

Vienna, Austria, 28 February 2018 – Marking a major technological milestone in medical imaging, Canon Medical Systems Europe will present its Aquilion PrecisionTM at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria.

The Aquilion Precision is the world’s first Ultra-High Resolution CT (UHR CT) capable of resolving anatomy as small as 150 microns, providing CT image quality with resolution typically seen only in cath labs. The UHR detector is newly designed to provide more than twice the resolution when compared with today’s CT technology, representing the next breakthrough in CT imaging with an all-new detector as well as tube, gantry and reconstruction technologies.

The Aquilion Precision has the potential to help improve early detection of disease and tumor classification thanks to features that offer enhanced image detail, including:

  • Groundbreaking dose efficiency: Detector channels that are only 0.25 mm thick are coupled with substantial improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuitry and other DAS components. This results in a breakthrough dose-efficient detector with ultra-high resolution capabilities.
  • Resolution never before seen in CT imaging: The system features the industry’s smallest Focal Spot Tube at 0.4 mm x 0.5 mm and the industry’s first 1024 and 2048 Reconstruction Matrix for further increased resolution.

“The Aquilion Precision is truly disruptive technology,” said Henk Zomer, European Business Unit Manager of Computed Tomography. With a resolution of 0.15 mm, anatomical detail is resolved more precisely, providing a magnitude of increased detail. With the resolving power of UHR CT, earlier detection of diseases is a new challenge. Also, the visualization of very small vessels shows great benefits for vascular examinations, with applications to improve pre-surgical planning strategies.

Canon Medical Systems Europe will present the new Aquilion Precision at this year’s European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, February 28 – March 4, 2018 (Hall: X3, Booth: No 307).


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