Canon Medical (Tustin, Calif.) this week introduced a deployable computed tomography (CT) system with a rapid decontamination solution to improve safety for patients and healthcare providers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The system includes the Aquilion Prime SP CT in a modular or mobile footprint with a rapid decontamination tool to help isolate and decontaminate the CT for rapid, safe imaging.
The Aquilion Prime SP CT system can generate 160 unique slices per rotation with 0.35-second scanning, reducing time required to perform studies for compromised patients, and also increase throughput, according to Canon Medical. Now available in a modular or mobile setup for easy deployment, the system can be isolated from other facility staff and patients, providing a safer environment for imaging patients suspected of having infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
The decontamination system is an automated UV-C technology that significantly reduces bacteria, spores and viruses and is effective against a variety of advanced viral infectious diseases, according to Canon Medical. The system incorporates multiple automated UV-C emitters that work together to provide decontamination of the room in minutes to help improve workflow, the company added. It is also available for existing fixed imaging suites.
“Imaging infectious disease patients is not a new phenomenon for medical providers. But our customers are facing an unprecedented number of potentially contagious patients,” said Erin Angel, managing director of the CT business unit for Canon Medical Systems USA, in a news release. “Our deployable CT offerings with the addition of rapid UV-C decontamination will offer providers a unique solution to help improve their workflow and safety as they image infectious disease patients.”