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What You Need to Know About Canon Aquilion ONE CT Scanner

by Jeff Hough Program Manager
CT scanners are imaging devices used in the medical community to get an inside look into the body. Unlike an x-ray that takes overlapping pictures of internal structures, a CT scanner uses a rotating x-ray tube and detectors to capture a series of x-ray images. These images are combined to create cross-sectional slices of internal structures like organs, bones, blood vessels and soft tissues. This allows radiologists and other specialists to analyze their shape, size, density, and functionality. In doing so, they can determine if there are any abnormalities present, as well as their extent of any disease and location.

Along with x-ray, ultrasound and MRI machines, CT scanners are one of the most popular diagnostic imaging devices used in the medical community. With a CT scanner on premise, a medical facility can more effectively diagnose a patient’s medical issues.  This diagnostic tool can reduce the need for exploratory surgery, the length of a patient’s hospital stay, and improve patient placement into their appropriate area of care (e.g. cardiac disease, orthopedics, cancer, etc.). 

The Canon Aquilion ONE CT Scanner

The Canon Aquilion ONE CT scanner is one of the most popular name brand CT scanners on the market. This scanner was previously marketed under the Toshiba brand until its healthcare division was acquired by Canon in 2017. The installed base of the machines may still be referred under various Toshiba models. The CT scanner has three configurations that are all scalable to the Genesis model: the Aquilion ONE GENESIS 320 (320 slices), the Aquilion ONE GENESIS 640 (640 slices) and the Aquilion ONE GENESIS EDITION (640 slices). All Aquilion ONE models have a 694lb gantry capacity and offer gantry tilt for direct coronal acquisitions. The 640 Genesis model also comes with a tech assist, lateral movement option. Whereas the 320 model has an 8cm detector, both 640 models have 16cm detectors. Another difference between the models is that only the 640 Genesis model has a 100kW generator with a gantry speed of 0.275 seconds per rotation; the other models offer a 72kW generator and have a gantry speed of 0.350 seconds per rotation.

Dynamic volumetric acquisition protocols can also be used to review real-time moving structures and organs in 3D. Despite the differences in detector size and rotation speed, all Aquilion ONE models are excellent for one-beat cardiac imaging, including the ability to scan an entire organ in a single rotation. This ability opens the door to new diagnostic possibilities that not only ensures greater accuracy and confidence for physicians, but also increased safety for patients. This is achieved by replacing several diagnostic tests with a single scan, leading to a dramatic reduction in radiation dose. Apart from this dose reduction, replacing multiple tests and invasive procedures with a single scan may reduce overall healthcare costs.

Thanks to its advanced clinical solutions and applications, the Canon Aquilion ONE CT scanner can effectively perform a wide range of procedures for a variety of medical specialties like, neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiac and body exams. Many users find that the Aquilion ONE models are best suited for cardiologists. Like we touched on earlier, this is because the entire heart can be captured in a single rotation for coronary analysis, or over a single heartbeat for a complete functional diagnosis. Some additional features of the Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT scanner include:

  • Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMAR) to ensure clear imaging when scanning areas with metallic implants
  • Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) 3D Enhanced technology and SUREkV to automatically optimize doses for every procedure
  • Whole organ perfusion with contrast and temporal uniformity
  • (Optional) Tech Assist Lateral slide to increase safety during patient adjustments

Here is a breakdown of the specifications of the various Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT scanner models:

Aquilion ONE 320
  • CT scanner mode: Multislice
  • 0.5mm x 160 detector (8cm)
  • 320 slices every rotation
  • 8cm of coverage every rotation
  • 0.350 sec. rotation (and others: 0.375, 0.4, 0.45, 0.5, 0.6, 0.75, 1, 1.5)
  • 72 kW generator
  • X-ray generator kV range: 80-135kVp
  • 78cm bore
  • +/- 30° gantry tilt
  • 694lb capacity

Aquilion ONE 640
  • CT scanner mode: Multislice
  • 0.5mm x 320 detector (16cm)
  • 640 slices every rotation
  • 16cm of coverage every rotation
  • 0.350 sec. rotation (and others: 0.375, 0.4, 0.45, 0.5, 0.6, 0.75, 1, 1.5)
  • 72 kW generator
  • X-ray generator kV range: 80-135kVp
  • 78cm bore
  • +/- 30° gantry tilt
  • 694lb capacity

Aquilion ONE 640 Genesis
  • CT scanner mode: Multislice
  • 0.5mm x 320 detector (16cm)
  • 640 slices every rotation
  • 16cm of coverage every rotation
  • 0.275 sec. rotation (and others: 0.375, 0.4, 0.45, 0.5, 0.6, 0.75, 1, 1.5)
  • 100kW generator
  • X-ray generator kV range: 80-135kVp
  • 78cm bore
  • +/- 30° gantry tilt
  • 694lb capacity

Final Thoughts

The Canon Aquilion ONE CT scanner and its various models are some of the most popular CT scanners in the market. Their advanced clinical solutions and applications make them a favorite for many medical facilities around the United States. Though they are particularly useful in cardiology because of their ability to scan the entire heart in a single rotation, their wide uses make them a benefit to have in any medical department. All Canon CT scanner models we covered today are available as new or refurbished for a reduced price from organizations like Meridian Leasing. These CT scanners can also be purchased outright or leased through flexible leasing and financing plans for a more manageable CT scanner lease cost.


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About Jeff Hough Freshman   Program Manager

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