Toshiba Medical Systems's Model-Based Iterative CT Reconstruction Helps Improve Cardiac Imaging

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TUSTIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taking model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) beyond the research setting, Toshiba Medical will demonstrate its Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST) for cardiac exams at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March 17–19, 2017 (Booth #1625). Available on its most advanced CT systems, the AquilionTM ONE / GENESIS Edition and the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition, FIRST (MBIR) helps make CT exams safer, reduces noise and offers clinicians high-resolution images to make confident cardiac diagnoses.

“FIRST is an integrated, fast and easy-to-use technology that transforms the path to diagnosis.”

The FIRST technology helps improve high-contrast spatial resolution while reducing radiation dose up to 85.3 percent as compared to filtered back projection* and drastically cuts the time needed for model-based CT image reconstruction. FIRST can improve high-contrast spatial resolution by up to 69 percent (1.69 times) as compared to filtered back projection* for cardiac imaging while reducing radiation dose. Utilizing the Aquilion ONE / GENESIS Edition CT system clinicians can offer fast chest pain triage by combining one-beat low-dose high-resolution cardiac CTA with FIRST MBIR.

“We designed FIRST to help providers benefit patients with advanced technology used in research and bring it to a routine clinical setting, including cardiac,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “FIRST is an integrated, fast and easy-to-use technology that transforms the path to diagnosis.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

About Toshiba Medical

Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.

* On the Aquilion ONE ViSION (TSX-301C)

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