The Aquilion LB introduces new dimensions to oncology by providing the widest bore opening in the industry for easy patient positioning and maximum flexibility for treatment planning, and the largest true (non-extrapolated) field-of-view to cover more anatomy with greater accuracy then ever before.
The QuantumPLUS detector provides a unique 70cm acquired Field of View (FOV) and covers 40% more anatomy than leading competitors with greater accuracy then ever before, leading to improved CT simulation and radiation therapy.
System Performance Designed specifically to meet the challenges in oncology, the Aquilion LB improves workflow as CT simulation positioning can mirror radiation therapy positioning without compromise.
Large Gantry Aperture A gantry aperture of 90cm removes historic positioning restrictions caused by small bore systems, and provides a patient friendly open design for claustrophobic and bariatric patients. This improves workflow in CT simulation, trauma and interventional procedures where exam positioning and patient access can now be accomplished without compromise.
Large Scanning Field of View The Aquilion LB introduces a 70cm scan field of view, covering more anatomy with greater accuracy then ever before. The 70cm scan field of view is accomplished, without extrapolation algorithms, by the new QuantumPLUS Detector. This method provides improved image quality across the entire image during bariatric and CT simulation exams
Ease-of-use The user interface software makes scanning easy using a three step approach to provide easy exam planning and acquisition. Real-time helical reconstruction also makes it possible to observe the anatomy being imaged in real-time during the scan at a maximum of 12 fps, which helps the operator to check during the scan for the presence of patient motion and contrast bolus.
High-speed Scanning The combination of the 32mm detector width and 0.5-second scanning allows up to 96mm to be scanned per second. Volumetric chest exams can easily be completed within a single breath hold.
Long Scanning Range The long scanning range of 1.8m and 0.5 second scanning speed together facilitate whole-body trauma examinations acquired in less then 20 seconds.
Image Quality The Aquilion LB achieves a low-contrast detectability of 2mm at 0.3%. High-contrast resolution of 0.35mm in the x, y, and z directions can also be achieved. Routine multislice helical CT examinations can be performed using sub-millimeter slices, enabling high-precision 3D and MPR images to be generated from the fine isotropic voxel data.
Advanced Image Reconstruction This system employs the TCOT (true cone-beam technology) helical reconstruction technique, which uses the Feldkamp method to precisely compensate for the cone angle. Artifacts related to cone angle are minimized and accuracy across the entire field of view is increased.
CT Fluoroscopy (option) Displays three consecutive images obtained simultaneously by real-time reconstruction of the data. The Aquilion's 90cm bore significantly improves accessibility to the patient during biopsy and interventional procedures.