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Aquilion Lightning 16

by Canon

Aquilion Lightning

Better care.  Safer Imaging.

Aquilion Lightning™, Canon Medical Systems' 16-row 32 slice* helical CT system for whole-body imaging, employs cutting-edge technologies to optimize patient care and accelerate clinical decision making. Innovative features ensure that high-quality isotropic images are routinely acquired with low patient dose. The workflow is streamlined, increasing patient throughput. And a wide range of advanced 3D and post processing applications provide clinical flexibility.

Complete Clinical Capability

Minimum Space

Maximum Efficiency

With a design also focusing on smaller installation space and power consumption, Aquilion Lightning™ requires a minimal footprint.

Low Dose by Design

Canon Medical Systems' dose reducing features AIDR 3D Enhanced and SUREExposure 3D are fully integrated into Aquilion Lightning’s workflow.




Efficient Design for Safety

The Aquilion Lightning™ gantry features design innovations to improve the scanning experience for patients as well as providing excellent operability and ensuring safety. The spacious 780 mm wide bore and 470 mm wide couch ensure comfortable scanning for even the largest patients.



Automated technique for better patient care and image quality.

  • Integrated and easy to use contrast and radiation dose management

  • Automated kV selection based on patient size, SUREExposure settings and clinical task

  • Clinically targeted kV selections of: 80, 100, 120, 135


Integrated Dose Reduction 

Canon Medical Systems' 4th generation dose reduction, AIDR 3D Enhanced, offers superb image quality. AIDR 3D enhanced simplifies dose reduction by adaptively targeting noise in the raw data and image data space. The amount of noise reduction is optimized for the clinical task and personalized for each patient.

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SureExposure 3D

xyz Modulation integrated optimized workflow to minimize dose. SUREExposure 3D automatically optimizes tube current to acquire the highest quality clinical images possible, with optimal patient exposure.

Aquilion Lightning 16
Aquilion Lightning 16
Aquilion Lightning 16
Aquilion Lightning 16
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