Johns Hopkins Medicine First in U.S. to Install Canon Medical’s Aquilion Precision

March 19, 2019 10:00 UTC

World’s-First Ultra-High Resolution CT System Delivers Twice the Resolution of Today’s CT Systems

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Hopkins Medicine now has access to the first Ultra-High Resolution CT (UHR CT) for research capabilities, delivering twice the resolution of today’s CT systems, thanks to the installation of the Aquilion Precision™ from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. The cutting-edge CT system will be used to expand research capabilities in studies of liver cancer and bone loss, as well as investigations in lung disease and coronary artery disease.

A ribbon cutting opening ceremony for the Johns Hopkins Center for Precision Ultra High Resolution CT was held Monday, March 11, 2019, to commemorate the installation of the system. Leadership from Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Canon Medical and members of the local community were present.

Featuring an all-new detector as well as tube, gantry and reconstruction technologies, the system may make it possible to help the facility expand early detection of disease and tumor classification, due to new features capable of resolving anatomy as small as 150 microns for advanced image detail. Cutting-edge dose efficiency with detector channels that are only 0.25 mm thick, combined with improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuitry and other DAS components, result in a breakthrough dose-efficient detector with UHR CT capabilities. The system also features resolution never before seen in CT imaging with the industry’s smallest focal spot tube at 0.4 mm x 0.5 mm and the industry’s first 1024 and 2048 Reconstruction Matrix for further increased resolution.

“True to our ‘Made for Life’ philosophy, we are continuing our focus on partnering with leading academic institutions to provide unique health care solutions that help improve the lives of patients,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “Canon Medical is proud to deliver advanced CT technology for Johns Hopkins Medicine to enable them to continue to expand their research capabilities.”

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems’ website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation 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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