Lexington, Mass.-based Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A, Inc. announces that UroPartners, the largest urology practice in Illinois and one of top five in the nation, has chosen to standardize on the Persona CT system to accelerate their oncology treatment planning capabilities. Designed and built in the U.S., the Persona CT offers advanced oncology simulation and general radiography imaging capabilities with a focus on the patient experience.

“We were looking for a state-of-the-art oncology CT system that improves our patients’ experiences, and ensures speed, comfort and accuracy with every CT scan,” says William Andre at UroPartners. “The Persona CT’s wide-open bore and forward-thinking design features, like metal artifact reduction and 4D gating made it a clear choice in selecting Fujifilm as our partner to propel us into the future.”

The Persona CT includes a large, 85 cm bore, which brings a more comfortable exam for patients of all sizes, while also simplifying the accuracy of the patient’s radiation treatment planning by matching the arc of the linear accelerator. Another feature includes 64/128 slice imaging, which allows the system to generate submillimeter high-resolution images in any dimension. Fujifilm officials say faster scans mean less burden on patients, especially those that have difficulty holding their breath or position.

“We’re delighted that UroPartners entrusts Fujifilm to drive accuracy for oncology treatment planning,” says Rick Banner, senior director of marketing, modality solutions, at Fujifilm. “Built from the ground up, the Persona CT is equipped with best-in-class detector and system design, advanced image-processing technologies and high rotational speed to provide unparalleled precision and accuracy for accurate ROI identification and tumor volume.”