Since its global launch in December 2019, the Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition has been attracting a great deal of attention from specialists all around the world, particularly because of its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), Deep Learning Spectral Imaging and CT Fluoroscopy capabilities. The new CT system has been designed for deep intelligence.
AiCE is a cutting-edge Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) technology that has been trained to reduce noise and boost signal to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed. It has already inspired a lot of feedback from specialists, who find that it offers a wide variety of benefits.
Significant advances with AiCE
It enables specialists to obtain thinner images at high quality, which helps them make a more confident diagnosis. When used to look at complex cases, in which focus on detail is essential, this can increase confidence. Some specialists like AiCE, because of its low contrast detectability, especially with liver lesions or peritoneal metastases. And they find that the contours are much sharper, which helps with the delineation of bowels, to assess fat stranding, or to see if a tumor is infiltrating another tissue. In terms of dose, some specialists have been surprised at what a low dose can be achieved. As AiCE in integrated in the automatic exposure control, there is no guessing required on how low the dose should be. It’s just about switching on the button for dose reduction.
In addition to AiCE, the new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition features advanced Spectral Imaging to improve workflow and help reduce patient iodine load. Images can be analyzed directly at the workstation with a range of new Vitrea applications. With Spectral Imaging, specialists can characterize the tissue more accurately and give more specific answers to the clinician. They also have greater confidence and can see if there is or isn’t contrast uptake in the subtle lesions often found in oncology. Spectral Imaging is also more specific, for conditions like gout or kidney stones.
CT Fluoroscopy – More specific control
The new system features a hybrid CT Fluoroscopy interface that enables one-handed operation with ergonomically designed controls and a versatile touchscreen tablet. It is important for specialists to be able to control the system from inside to achieve specifically what they want quickly and without too much hassle. This correlates with improved control and safety during the procedure.
The access to the system has been improved. Specialists can now get closer to the patient, which is more comfortable for all involved. Patients benefit from the new console because the procedure can be expedited, and they can be out of the room earlier.
Please click HERE to read the complete in-depth review of the CT system that’s designed for deep intelligence with leading clinicians from two-prestigious institutions, Radboud University Medical Center (the Netherlands) and Strasbourg University Hospital (France).
Text contributions and editing:
Mélisande Rouger - Independent Journalist (full article)
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