OPENING NEW DIMENSIONS
ROBUST RESPIRATORY GATING
Minimizes motion artifacts and provides reliable 4D CT gated images to evaluate respiratory motion and set up RT plans accordingly.
- Prospective and retrospective scan mode enabled by industry-leading tracking systems (Varian RPM, Anzai RGS)
- Support for slow breathing, down to 6 bpm (or 10 sec)
- Voice coach function for regular and reproducable breathing pattern
- Advanced 4D viewing – supports cine view of 4D data, tumor tracking and intuitive batch saving capabilities
- Phase averaging function – stack multiphase data to demonstrate tumor movement and accurately define ITV in selected phases
MORE POSITIONS, MORE POSSIBILITIES
Aquilion LB is the only system that combines the largest bore and largest true field of view so that you can scan the largest areas with greater accuracy.
90 cm gantry bore opening – uncompromized patient positioning
70 cm acquired field of view – 40% more diagnostic coverage
85 cm extended field of view
CANON’S DOSE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
AIDR 3D is a sophisticated algorithm that has been designed to work in both the raw data and reconstruction domains. The collective AIDR 3D process results in robust noise reduction, which is essential for achieving ultralow-dose examinations in routine clinical imaging. This iterative algorithm is superior to non-iterative approaches in removing background noise while preserving diagnostic information.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DOSE REDUCTION
CANON’S CT SYSTEMS – DESIGNED FOR LOW-DOSE EXAMS
Dose reduction is considered in every step of the system design, because Canon engineers recognize that all the small dose savings add up. For example, the gantry is designed with the X-ray tube located further from the patient, reducing the skin entrance dose.
Aquilion LB employs the latest dose reduction technologies such as SUREExposure 3D Adaptive and AIDR 3D in the standard configuration.
COMPREHENSIVE LOW-DOSE EXAMINATION
Aquilion LB dose reduction and reporting technologies are integrated into every step of each scan performed, ensuring the highest possible level of patient safety.
Using Canon’s exclusive Quantum Detector technology, Aquilion LB provides consistent image quality with an industry-leading low-contrast resolution of 2 mm at 0.3%.
Aquilion LB is delivered with an extensive range of clinically proven scan protocols that are ready to use “out-of-the-box”.
After patient registration, the system automatically loads the correct selection of adult or child protocols based on the patient’s age. In addition, protocols are anatomically grouped with an intuitive graphical interface to ensure easy and correct protocol selection.
The Dose Check software helps ensure that the user-defined radiation dose limits cannot be exceeded by incorrect operation of the system.
AIDR 3D can be applied to all acquisition modes in routine clinical use and is able to remove up to 50% of image noise, resulting in dose reductions of up to 75%.
SUREEXPOSURE 3D ADAPTIVE
SUREExposure 3D Adaptive can achieve a dose reduction of up to 40%, depending on the individual patient and the anatomical region to be scanned.
By using AIDR 3D in combination, the dose is automatically reduced further by up to 75% before the scan. In this manner, dose reduction can be integrated into every scan protocol.
In accordance with IHE recommendations, the Radiation Exposure Monitoring Profile function is provided in the software. This function automatically records all scanning data, enabling accurate tracking of the dose for a particular study.
HIGH DEFINITION 32 SLICES IN A SINGLE ROTATION
Aquilion LB presents the latest state of technological innovation in multislice CT technology. With the new coneXact algorithm the Aquilion LB is able to generate 32 unique slices per rotation with more detail than ever before. No additional exposure is necessary as this breakthrough technology is entirely reconstruction-based.
Developed for Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT, new proprietary algorithms using the coneXact technology are now available for Aquilion LB.
As a result, partial volume effects are minimized and leading to more detailed images while maintaining superior low contrast detectability.
Taking full advantage of the coneXact technology, acquired volume data can be reconstructed in double density, resulting in a more true-to-original reconstruction in MPR and 3D rendered images.