McLeod Regional Medical Center installed the Aquilion ONE from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc in an effort to help lower radiation dose.

McLeod is South Carolina’s first Aquilion ONE user and the first site to implement Toshiba¹s PROTECT program. The Aquilion ONE is the eighth Toshiba CT system at McLeod Health and will act as the go-to scanner for emergency department patients, general radiology and cardiac exams.

“At McLeod, we are driven to improve patient care by lowering radiation dose while maintaining high image quality, and the combination of Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE CT system and the PROTECT program will help us achieve this mission,” said David Poston, director, radiology and imaging, McLeod Regional Medical Center. “These technologies change the way we treat patients. For example, we are now imaging all cardiac patients with the Aquilion ONE, due to its ability to capture the heart in one rotation and show dynamic function, all at a low dose.”

PROTECT is a 3-year, comprehensive CT radiation dose management program combining Toshiba’s technology solutions with its education and support. Through in-person collaboration, Toshiba experts will review the system’s hardware and software and consider implementation of additional dose reduction technologies.