Dorset County Hospital installs Aquilion ONE PRISM CT


Interest builds for new-generation CT featuring Deep Learning Reconstruction

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

The trust selected Canon’s new-generation Aquilion ONE PRISM CT system featuring Deep Learning Reconstruction technology for its high image quality and low dose rate.

Simon Jones, lead CT radiographer at the trust, 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 is very impressive and other clinical applications will also help us achieve positive workflow.

For example, SURESubtraction Angiography will save us time in post processing by automatically removing bone, calcium and stents. And Ortho Area Finder makes complex orthopaedic work much easier.”

The Aquilion ONE PRISM maximises the ability to consistently obtain high-quality images across different patients.

It features a 16cm-wide area detector and with just one rotation in a fraction of a second can acquire an entire heart.

And its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) sees through noise, delivering sharp, clear and low-dose images at speed.

“The Aquilion ONE PRISM is an AI-assisted CT system built using Deep Learning reconstruction algorithms trained to reduce noise and boost signal to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed,” said Mark Thomas, CT modality manager at Canon Medical Systems UK.

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“When combined with our range of clinical software applications it provides a powerful imaging tool to meet future radiology demands.”