Johns Hopkins to test ultra-high resolution CT capabilities

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Johns Hopkins Medicine is testing the capabilities of ultra-high resolution computed tomography at a recently opened center on its campus.

The Baltimore-based healthcare organization last week recognized the availability of the cutting edge technology at its Johns Hopkins Center for Precision Ultra High Resolution CT.

The event was held in conjunction with the installation of an Aquillon Precision ultra-high resolution CT unit, from Canon Medical Systems, which contends the device is the world's first such CT device, with technology that is intended to deliver more than twice the resolution of current CT technology. It’s capable of resolving anatomy as small as 150 microns, providing CT image quality at resolution typically associated with cath labs.

Johns Hopkins executives say the new 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. The system may make it possible to help the facility expand early detection of disease and tumor classification, they believe.

“Canon Medical is proud to deliver advanced CT technology for Johns Hopkins Medicine to enable them to continue to expand their research capabilities,” says Dominic Smith, senior director of CT, PET/CT and MR business units for Canon Medical.

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