Littleton Regional Healhcare installs the most advanced medical imaging system available - Toshiba's Aquilion One
May 6, 2016
Littleton, NH - As a testament to the growing demand to improve patient care while reducing healthcare costs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has installed the AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT system at Littleton Regional Healthcare, a Critical Access Hospital located in Northern New Hampshire.
"As the only dynamic volume CT system in the world, the Aquilion ONE's ability to image an entire organ and show function means faster, more accurate diagnosis, better patient outcomes and ultimately lower healthcare costs," explained Robert Mach, FACHE, Executive Director of Operations.
Toshiba's Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system utilizes 320 ultra-high resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. Dynamic volume has the ability to produce a 4D clinical video showing up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough coverage to capture the entire brain or heart, and show its movement such as blood flow.
"The Aquilion ONE provides a uniquely comprehensive exam that dramatically reduces diagnosis time from hours and days to just mere minutes for patients experiencing stroke, serious heart conditions and other life-threatening diseases," added Mach. "For our patients, detecting and treating disease at its earliest stages can significantly improve their quality of life and help lower overall healthcare costs."
In addition, the Aquilion ONE's single, comprehensive exam can provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.
"Toshiba designed the Aquilion ONE for today's healthcare environment," said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. "By replacing several tests with this single exam, the Aquilion ONE will allow physicians to treat at-risk patients immediately - saving resources and time for both healthcare facilities and patients."