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RCH Installs Innovative CT System for Faster, Safer Patient Exams

ROCHELLE, IL—To make CT exams as fast, safe and accurate as possible for patients, Rochelle Community Hospital has upgraded to the Aquilion™ PRIME 80/160 CT system from Toshiba American Medical Systems, Inc. Aquilion PRIME provides faster exams at as low as reasonably achievable doses, while producing high-quality images required for accurate diagnoses.

“The speed of the Aquilion PRIME enables our physicians to obtain critical patient information for enhanced diagnoses faster than before,” explained Joy Miller, Radiology Manager at RCH. “The design of the Aquilion PRIME allows us to successfully image a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, to further improve patient safety and comfort in our community.”

While the CT scanner is a key piece of technology in the diagnosis and treatment of patients every day, it is essential in the images it provides in the diagnosis and treatment of Emergency Department patients. In a trauma situation, time is of the essence and this is where the Aquilion PRIME is invaluable. The Aquilion PRIME is capable of reconstructing 160 unique slices with every rotation of the gantry and incorporates a host of ergonomic and automated features to streamline productivity and deliver the highest quality images to the emergency physician in minutes.

The Aquilion PRIME’s large bore opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, while a higher table weight limit expands the range of patients who can be tested.  In addition, the Aquilion PRIME comes standard with industry-leading dose-reduction software ensuring the safest exam possible.

All 13 staff members in the RCH Radiology Department are proficient in CT scanning as the department is open every day of the year.


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 medial Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.






Janet Stewart

RCH Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator




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