The Aquilion ONE CT Scanner

  • is the only scanner able to image the heart in a single rotation; this avoids the image obscuring ‘step artefact’ observed with lesser quality scanners which require their multiple images to be ‘stitched’ together
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  • has greatly improved accuracy in imaging the vulnerable ‘soft’ cholesterol-rich coronary artery plaque, which is the type most likely to rupture and cause a heart attack
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  • is the only scanner able to image the heart in patients with an irregular heart rhythm
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  • is the only scanner capable of real time 4D imaging of moving joints
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  • has an increased spatial resolution of 0.3mm vs >0.5mm for 64 slice scanners, providing increased image quality.
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  • has the unique ability to show real-time function of organs such as blood flow
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  • can visualise lung nodules as small as 1-2mm
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  • can quantify visceral fat deposition - a major predicator of CVD risk
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  • has the lowest radiation exposure of any CT scanner with a CT coronary angiogram being as low as 0.5 mSv (~8 chest x-rays). For comparison, a 64 slice scan is approximately 5-8 mSv and an invasive angiogram is around 10 mSv (~160 chest x-rays)
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Aquilion ONE CT Scanner 4D Imaging using Aquilion 4D Heart Scan Image