Toshiba debuts Aquilion Premium
Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched its Aquilion Premium CT system, which has the capability to cover up to 8 cm in a single rotation. The system is also field-upgradeable to an Aquilion One, according to Toshiba.

"Just as we developed upgrade paths with our Aquilion 8-detector row and 32-detector row products, we are providing the same consumer-focused capability with the Aquilion Premium product," said Doug Ryan, senior director of Toshiba's CT business unit.

Shipments of Aquilion Premium will begin in the second quarter of 2009, the company said.