The Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, Scotland, has updated its cardiac CT scanning equipment. The Aquilion One/Prism Edition CT scanner introduces next-generation reconstruction technology to assist with high cardiac imaging case loads.
“We are delighted with the new CT scanner,” said CT superintendent radiographer Julie Morrison. “It is easy to operate and our radiologists have been delighted with the fantastic quality of cardiac images at low dose to support our heart and lung patient services. The wide area detector will enable us to obtain an entire heart in a fraction of a second and the AI technology further enhances the ability to gain low dose, high quality images at speed. We feel ready for the future.”
The Canon Medical system includes the Advanced intelligence Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) that helps see through imaging noise using deep learning reconstruction AI to deliver clear images at speed and low dose. It has a 16cm wide area detector to obtain an entire heart image in a single rotation. It will be used at the hospital to support routine cardiac imaging work, complex congenital cardiac cases and a variety of general CT examinations and interventional work utilising the newly designed hybrid touch panel controls.
Picture: Specialist radiographers Lyndsey Johnston and Michelle Higgins, Canon Medical Systems UK regional sales manager, North and Scotland, Lee Simpson, CT superintendent radiographer Julie Morrison and specialist radiographers Gillian Wilson and Hilary Beaton.
Published on page 6 of the September 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.