Canon Medical Systems has developed a new device, Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition, which is designed to help clinicians efficiently diagnose and evaluate acute stroke.

The device can be used to image the entire brain with a single 640-slice rotation to cover 16cm of space.

It is also capable of capturing both anatomy and function, thereby offering physicians with additional tools to help diagnose a stroke with a single CT scan.

Furthermore, the device can help reduce the need for multi-modality exams, which can require a lot of time.

It is also equipped with Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST) MBIR, which is designed to enhance high-contrast spatial resolution and low-contrast detectability in the brain. This allows for the possibility of seeing early signs of stroke with CT.

“The device is capable of capturing both anatomy and function, thereby offering physicians with additional tools to help diagnose a stroke with a single CT scan.”

FIRST can reduce noise and radiation dose by up to 82.4%, as well as remove workflow challenges of MBIR.

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Canon Medical Systems USA CT, PET / CT, and MR Business Units senior director Dominic Smith said: “CT scans are often the first line of defence when it comes to stroke diagnosis. We understand how critical those first few minutes are.

“That’s why we designed the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition with the ability to deliver a comprehensive dataset for assessing anatomy, flow and perfusion in one single scan.

“This drastically cuts the time needed to make critical diagnoses and can improve a patient’s outcome.”

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