Toshiba’s New Celesteion PET/CT System Delivers a More Comfortable Patient Experience
PET/CT System with the Industry’s Largest Bore, Widest Field-of-View and Faster Imaging to Be Showcased at RSNA
Tustin, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 – Hospitals will now be able to provide their patients with a better PET/CT imaging experience with the FDA-cleared Celesteion from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The versatile system combines high-performance PET and CT for all radiation and oncology imaging needs, including tumor detection, treatment evaluation and CT simulation scans.
As new healthcare initiatives put greater emphasis on patient satisfaction and system utilization, the Celesteion’s numerous patient-friendly features are designed for this new landscape. These include:
- Industry’s largest bore – Offering a feeling of openness and versatile patient positioning
- Fast and accurate diagnoses – Accurate lesion detection with 450ps timing resolution and a 70cm PET and CT field-of-view, enhanced spatial resolution with 4mm PET crystals and 0.5mm CT detector elements and fast exam times with 20cm PET Z-axis coverage
- System versatility – A total cost-of-ownership solution, the Celesteion can perform diagnostic CT imaging, CT interventions, PET/CT imaging and CT radiation oncology simulation scans
- CT dose reduction – Ensuring patient safety is not a choice, Celesteion comes standard with Toshiba’s most advanced CT dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, and conforms to the requirements of MITA’s XR-29 Smart Dose Standard
“Toshiba puts its customers first by providing innovative solutions that consistently deliver accurate and efficient results while improving workflow for providers,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “We are introducing Celesteion because we know there is a specific need for a PET/CT system that puts patients first.”
Toshiba is showcasing the new technology at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30–Dec. 5, 2014 (Booth #7333, North Hall).
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live safe, secure and fulfilled lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
SOURCE: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation