WIRE)–To make todays CT examinations even safer, Toshiba America Medical
Systems, Inc., unveils next generation dose reduction technology, Adaptive
Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D, pending 510(k) clearance), at this years
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27
– Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall). AIDR 3D will be available on
Toshibas Aquilion ONE™, Aquilion™ Premium and Aquilion PRIME (pending 510(k)
AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared to conventional
scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is
a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data
space, reducing noise to maintain image quality.
“The AIDR 3D images look very similar to those reconstructed
with classic filtered back projection. We have not noticed any plastic effect
or loss of spatial resolution,” said Professor Alain Blum, chief of radiology,
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nancy,
3D is a fine solution to dramatically reduce X-ray dose and improve image
quality, and should be immediately adopted when installed on your Toshiba CT system.”
AIDR 3D has also been seamlessly integrated with SUREExposure™
3D, a software that can calculate the minimum radiation exposure required for
every exam. SUREExposure 3D adjusts dose for each patient based on a pre-set,
targeted level of image quality.
“Integration of dose reduction technologies is essential for
optimal dose management,” said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit,
Toshiba. “With AIDR 3D, Toshiba has taken its dose reduction technology to the
next level, allowing dose reduction to be easier and exams to be safer.”
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif.,
Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services
diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging
research for all modalities in the United States. For more
information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical
diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT,
X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as
information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems
Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba
Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and
electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook
PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as
semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a
global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).
Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT