FDA clears Canon Aquilion™ Precision CT scanner

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given 510(k) clearance to the Aquilion™ Precision (CT) scanner from Canon Medical Systems USA of Tustin, CA. This is the world’s first ultra-high resolution CT system, with the ability to resolve anatomy as small as 150 microns, according to the company.

The Aquilion Precision CT system features dose efficiency with detector channels that are 0.25 mm thick. Combined with substantial improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuitry and other DAS components, this results in a dose-efficient detector with ultra-high resolution capabilities. The system has a focal spot tube at 0.4 mm x 0.5 mm and a routine 1024 x 1024 reconstruction matrix as well as a new gantry design.

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