EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR SAFETY
The Aquilion Lightning gantry features design innovations to improve the scanning experience for patients as well as providing excellent operability and ensuring safety. The spacious 780 mm wide bore and 470 mm wide couch ensure comfortable scanning for even the largest patients.
CANON’S DOSE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
INTEGRATED DOSE REDUCTION – THAT WORKS
Canon’s 4th generation iterative reconstruction AIDR 3D Enhanced offers superb image quality and has been designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains. Furthermore it’s fully integrated into the automatic tube current modulation software SUREExposure 3D, taking the guesswork out of optimizing patient dose. The exposure dose is automatically reduced by up to 75%.With SUREkV, the lowest kV will be selected based on patient size and SUREExposure settings for low-kVp imaging.
- Implemented in all eXamplans
- Implemented in Scanogram
- Implemented in SUREStart
- Implemented in SEMAR
- Implemented in SUREFluoro
SAFER IMAGING – BETTER CARE
Through lower radiation doses and low-kVp imaging, Canon’s new PUREViSION detector offers peace of mind in the optimization of radiation and contrast dose protocols, permitting physicians to perform safer CT examinations for all patients. Breakthrough innovations in manufacturing processes and Data Acquisition System (DAS) design have resulted in a detector with a 40% increase in light output and minimal electronic noise, making PUREViSION one of the most efficient detectors commercially available and still the only detector featuring true 0.5 mm resolution.
After patient registration Aquilion Lightning selects the correct adult or child protocols automatically.
NAVI MODE OPERATION
Aquilion Lightning’s Navi Mode is perfectly suited for fast patient throughput. Regardless of whether you are an expert or a novice,this unique function lets you take advantage of the system’s high performance features quickly and with ease.
The Dose Check software helps ensure that the user-defined radiation dose limits cannot be exceeded by incorrect operation of the system.
SUREEXPOSURE 3D ADAPTIVE
The integration of dose reduction technologies is essential for optimal dose management. AIDR 3D has therefore been seamlessly integrated with SUREExposure 3D, Canon’s automatic tube current modulation software. SUREExposure 3D modulates the exposure for each patient based on a preset target level of image quality. When combined with AIDR 3D, X-ray exposure is automatically reduced before the scan, while maintaining the preprogrammed image quality adjusted based on the expected level of noise reduction. This combination provides a unique solution for robust dose management.