Toshiba America Medical Systems launched a new model-based iterative reconstruction for the Aquilion ONE Family of CT systems at RSNA 2015. Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST), pending US FDA 510(k) clearance, reduces image noise and radiation dose while improving image quality and high spatial resolution. According to the company, FIRST can reconstruct volume images in three minutes and helical images with up to 35 cm in coverage in 6 minutes. The company also announced the new Aquilion Lightning 16-slice CT system, designed with a small footprint to help providers save on cost and space. The 78 cm bore system is optimized for general CT imaging and features technology found on Toshiba’s premium CT solutions, including AIDR 3D Enhanced to help reduce dose, Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMAR) and SURESubtraction to help simplify complex scans.Back To Top
RSNA 2015: New MBIR processes images in clinically feasible times. Appl Radiol.