On September 10, 2008, North Central Bronx Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the installation of a new Aquilion 64-slice Computer Tomography (CT) Scanner by Toshiba, which offers the most advanced technical innovations available designed to improve patient comfort and safety with uncompromised performance and unparalleled ease of use.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted by Associate ED of External Affairs, Hannah Nelson. Remarks were made by Melvin Zelefsky, MD, Chairman of Radiology; Larry Kassen, Sr. Associate ED of Radiology; Marilyn Pearl, MD, Site Director of Radiology; and Cathy Sparks, Sr. Associate ED of Patient Care Services.
The Aquilion 64 is a 64-slice CT scanner built on Toshiba's unique 64-row Quantum Detector, volumetric imaging capabilities and advanced software applications, and is the world’s only true volumetric 64-slice CT scanner with 64 detector channels, 3-D cone beam algorithms and volume reconstruction. Its superior design produces high-speed, high-resolution imaging with low-contrast resolution that’s unsurpassed at the lowest dose.
The Quantum Detector enables the acquisition of 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5mm—the thinnest available, with each 350-millisecond gantry revolution. The result is precise 350 micron isotropic imaging of any region of the body during a breath-hold under ten seconds.
The design, installation and construction were all completed by Toshiba, with management by Jacobi Medical Center.