Canon Medical to launch new Aquilion Start CT system at Arab Health 2019

January 28, 2019; Otawara, Japan

  • Suited for institutions aspiring to make diagnostic CT imaging more accessible and affordable.
  • Integrates high-end technology from Aquilion family, Aquilion Start is easy to set up, needs minimal infrastructure and has increased automation for intuitive operability.
  • Available in 16 and 32 slice configurations

Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical) to launch new Aquilion Start CT system at Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 28 -31 January, 2019.

Featuring premium technologies based on Canon Medical’s industry-leading Aquilion family, the new Aquilion Start will bring high-quality imaging technology to healthcare institutions in settings where their patients previously did not have access to a diagnostic CT scan.

Healthcare institutions face the challenge to balance budgetary pressures and spiraling costs with an increasing demand from the public to provide high-quality care that incorporates the latest technological advances. For many patients, especially in emerging countries, routine diagnostic CT imaging necessitates a long trip to a hospital. The Aquilion Start with the smallest installation footprint in its class, affordable total cost-of-ownership and economical running costs brings the opportunity for more medical institutions to invest in CT and extend their radiology imaging capabilities. For the patient, the next diagnostic scan may be a short trip to a nearby clinic.

Built around the needs of the patient and the clinician, Aquilion Start’s design incorporates a spacious gantry to allow for comfortable scanning of even the largest patients. Intuitive controls and increased automation help clinical staff quickly familiarize themselves with system operation and advanced technologies inherited from premium CT systems, optimize patient safety, accelerate clinical decision-making and prioritize workflow efficiency.

Developed and manufactured in Japan, these technologies include:

  • AIDR 3D (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D) Enhanced to improve patient safety with up to 75% reduction in dose. 
  • PUREViSION Detector to speed up routine scans, and optimize image quality and patient dose. 
  • SURESubtraction to boost efficiency with workflow improvements. 
  • SEMAR (Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction) to facilitate confident diagnosis of patients with metal implants. 

“Improving life for all lies at the heart of everything we do,” said Canon Medical President and CEO, Toshio Takiguchi.  “The Aquilion Start realizes our vision to support more medical institutions to deliver quality care. This continues in the Aquilion tradition to deliver an exceptional patient experience, without compromise on comfort, safety or quality of diagnosis.”

The Aquilion Start will be available in selected markets from today and will feature at Canon Medical’s booth (S1.D30) at Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 28-31 January, 2019. More information about Aquilion Start can be found on

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan "Made for Life" (Made for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare. 

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Aquilion, SURESubtraction, SEMAR and Made for Life are trademarks of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.