New generation AI-assisted technology from Canon Medical Systems to underpin specialist congenital adult cardiac services
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital, a major diagnostic imaging unit and centre of excellence in heart and lung services in Clydebank, Scotland, has updated its cardiac CT scanning equipment. The new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition CT scanner with Deep Intelligence replaces a competitor CT system and introduces next generation reconstruction technology to assist with supporting high cardiac imaging caseloads.
The Canon Medical CT scanner includes the Advanced intelligence Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) that helps to see through imaging noise using Deep Learning Reconstruction AI technology to deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at speed and low dose. It also features a 16cm wide area detector to obtain an entire heart image in a single rotation. It will be used at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital to support routine cardiac imaging work, complex congenital cardiac cases along with a wide variety of general CT examinations and interventional work utilising the newly designed Hybrid Touch Panel Controls.
“We are delighted with the new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition CT scanner. It is easy to operate and our radiologists have been delighted with the fantastic quality of cardiac images at low dose to support our heart and lung patient services,” states Julie Morrison, CT Lead Radiographer at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. “The CT system met our brief for all specifications. The wide area detector will enable us to obtain an entire heart in a fraction of a second and the AI-technology further enhances the ability to gain low dose, high quality images at speed. We feel ready for the future.”
Lee Simpson, Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and the Northern Region at Canon Medical Systems UK states, “It is great news to welcome a new customer to our UK CT community. We now look forward to supporting all their technical and knowledge development needs into the future to ensure they get the very best return on their CT investment.”