Clinicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital now have access to the latest in dynamic volume CT technology with the installation of the Aquilion One/Genesis Edition from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., Tustin, Calif. The system enables clinicians at the 1,550-bed hospital in Miami to perform routine and advanced exams, including CTA, cardiac, coronary, and perfusion imaging, with fast, low-dose screening to a wide range of patient populations.
“Since the installation of Canon Medical Systems’ technology, the number of patients imaged in our outpatient location has increased from 24—40 exams a day, while seeing an increase of 34% for pediatric exams and 30% for cardiac scans,” says Eric Haubner, radiology director at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
“The exam time… has low dose exposure, allowing for high productivity and image quality without compromising patient comfort and safety,” adds Edward Cariaga, CT supervisor at Jackson Memorial Hospital. “The scanner’s couch also permits up to 694 lbs., which has helped us competitively in our region as the only CT scanner capa-ble of imaging bariatric and larger patients.”
The CT system can acquire up to 16 cm of 0.5 mm volumetric data every rotation of the gantry. With adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D reconstruction times up to 80 images per second, exams are fast and low dose for young patients. Additionally, the system is small and light and consumes less power, fitting into a footprint of only 204 square-feet, with a short bore, flared design and 30-degree tilting gantry.
“We designed the Aquilion One / Genesis Edition to make innovative technology accessible to providers in an everyday clinical setting and to establish themselves as market leaders,” says Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR business units for Canon Medical Systems. “The system helps clinicians achieve a more complete diagnosis with the ability to see more, while the patient-friendly features, including the high weight capacity couch and large bore, as well as significant reductions in radiation dose and noise levels, are especially important for imaging more vulnerable patient populations such as bariatric and children.”