Dorset County Hospital finds latest CT system meets all its needs

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the latest organisation to update its imaging facilities with Canon Medical Systems as its new CT imaging partner.

The Aquilion One Prism CT featuring deep learning reconstruction technology via its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), launched in the UK this year, was selected for its high image quality and low dose. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital team, Canon Medical and its turnkey builders worked together to ensure installation of the equipment.

Lead CT radiographer Simon Jones said: “We entered a market evaluation process for a new CT scanner with open eyes and selected the Aquilion One Prism for its amazing functionality, high quality images and low dose.

“The cardiac CT functionality of the system is very impressive and fully meets our needs. Other clinical applications on the scanner will also help us achieve positive workflow. SURESubtraction angiography will save us time in post processing by automatically removing bone, calcium and stents. Ortho Area Finder makes complex orthopaedic work much easier.”

The Aquilion One Prism features a 16cm wide area detector and, with one rotation in a fraction of a second, can acquire an entire heart. AiCE is said to see through noise to deliver sharp, clear and low dose images at speed.

Canon Medical Systems UK CT modality manager Mark Thomas added: “When combined with our range of clinical software applications the system provides a powerful imaging tool to meet future radiology demands. We have been pleased by the UK market response to this evolution in our Aquilion CT range and welcome Dorset County Hospital as a new CT customer.”

Picture: CT radiographer Joseph Rodriguez, consultant radiologist Dr Ajay Varghese, lead CT radiographer Simon Jones, senior CT radiographer Ophelia Walters and radiology department assistant Katie Bigwood.

Published on page 6 of the August 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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