Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has added a further Canon Medical Systems CT system to its diagnostic imaging department with the installation of an Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner. It will sit alongside an existing Aquilion One Genesis Edition and was selected due to the hospital’s familiarity with Canon Medical and its positive experiences with equipment reliability and the service team.
The new CT replaced an ageing scanner and will deliver faster, more efficient workflow since it is twice as fast as its predecessor, boosting the number of patients that can be seen at reduced dose.
“We are very pleased with our new Aquilion Prime SP CT; it offers lower radiation doses with excellent image quality, along with being twice as fast and therefore improving efficiency,” said CT superintendent radiographer Emma Fondacaro. “Our experience of working with Canon Medical is always positive and this repeat purchase of a CT reflects the equipment’s reliability and the strong service credentials from the team.”
A range of new applications is included with the scanner to introduce procedures, for example SEMAR will improve visualisation of bone and soft tissue and reduce artefacts when imaging patients with metal implants, while SURESubtraction will deliver low dose 3D vascular studies with bone and calcification subtracted for better image visualisation.
Picture: Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Colin Murray, CT superintendent radiographer Emma Fondacaro, Canon service engineer Sergej Postovoj, radiographers Shelagh Hollowood, Kelly Davies and Anne Kember.
Published on page 4 of the June 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.