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Rochelle Community Hospital Installs the Aquilion Prime CT

ROCHELLE, IL, April 12, 2012 – In its mission to continue to offer the most advanced technology available, Rochelle Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art Aquilion™ Prime Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to its Diagnostic Imaging department.  The new Toshiba 160 slice scanner is only the second of its kind currently available in the United States.  The first is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While the previous scanner provided 64 slices per rotation, the Aquilion™ Prime CT is capable of reconstructing 160 unique slices with every rotation of the gantry (opening) while delivering the highest quality 3-D-rendered images of soft tissues with the lowest dose of radiation.  The combination of the 0.35 second gantry rotation speed and the state-of-the-art reconstruction technology allows many examinations to be performed and reconstructed in seconds. These elements will enable physicians to make faster and more accurate diagnoses.

The Aquilion Prime also includes patient-friendly features to make the exam experience more comfortable for patients.  For example, the system also features a 78 cm aperture gantry, the largest currently available in a high-end CT system.  The eVolution couch can now hold up to 660 pounds and cover 2000mm to accommodate larger patients such as bariatric studies. Also, the iStation offers multilingual prompts and education features to enhance patient compliance during scanning. 

"One of our goals is to provide our patients with the latest technology," said Mark J. Batty, Rochelle Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer  "The new Aquilion™ Prime CT is a great investment in caring for our community." 

Actual patient exams began on Monday, April 2nd and additional application training continues this week.


About Toshiba's Aquilion CT Product Line Recognition

The Aquilion CT product line has received numerous accolades including the number one ranking in CT from MD Buyline since 2002 (eight consecutive years). The Aquilion 64 line has also been named Best in KLAS in 2006 and 2007 in CT; Best in KLAS in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for 64-detector row and above; and Frost & Sullivan's "Healthcare Innovation Award in Cardiovascular Imaging" in 2008.  (For more information about KLAS, visit  Most recently, Toshiba's service was ranked number one in 26 out of 40 attributes in the IMV, Ltd. ServiceTrak™ Imaging 2010 report on CT system service. 

Aquilion CT Systems

Multi-detector CT has dramatically improved clinicians' ability to accurately diagnose disease at an early stage.  It is a powerful diagnostic tool that uses rotating X-rays to penetrate body tissues, generating multiple slice images, which can detect more than traditional radiography.  The Aquilion family of premium CT systems feature Toshiba's proprietary Quantum detector technology – the only detector able to acquire up to 160 0.5 slices simultaneously.  With 4-, 8-, 16-, 32-, 64-, 160- and 320-detector row customizable configurations, the Aquilion CT systems deliver excellent image quality and provide outstanding performance and clinical productivity to meet the needs of any size hospital or clinic.

About Rochelle Community Hospital

Located 25 miles south of Rockford and 75 miles west of Chicago, Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) has been a cornerstone of the Rochelle community for nearly a century. The critical-access hospital offers a variety of services classified as 360° Care – including a Multi-Specialty Center and Fitness Center on site. RCH serves Ogle, northern Lee and western DeKalb counties by providing emergency care, diagnostic imaging, home healthcare resources, rehabilitation, occupational health, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and a variety of other outpatient services within the community. For additional information, check or call 815-562-2181. 

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba's website at


Janet Stewart

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