Canon Aquilion Lightning

Aquilion Lightning™, Canon’s 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.


Categories: ,


Minimum Space / Maximum Efficiency

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

Adaptive Diagnostics

ct-aq-lightning-adaptive-diagnostic-right.pngMaximizing Toshiba’s ceramics expertise with a detector cut from a solid ingot using microblade cutting technology to minimize imperfections and maximize quantum efficiency.

Optimizing the Clinical Workflow

Aquilion Lightning™ is designed to handle even the busiest workloads with ease. The system’s intuitive user interface guides you step by step through the examination with modern and easy-to-understand graphics and animations. A host of intelligent functions enable a fast and efficient workflow.

Fast Reconstruction
A newly developed reconstruction system supports a reconstruction speed of up to 15 images per second, assisting with rapid review and fast patient throughput.

MPR Image Generation—Multiview
MultiView automation saves time by reconstructing MPR images as a part of the exam protocol, reducing the number of images for initial review and/or printing.\

Low Dose by Design

Toshiba’s dose reducing features AIDR 3D Enhanced and SUREExposure 3D are fully integrated into Aquilion Lightning’s workflow.


ct-aq-one-surekv-screen-capture-monitor.pngEfficient 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.

Integrated Dose Reduction—That Works

Toshiba’s 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.


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

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.

Canon provides integrated diagnostic solutions through long-term, customer-focused partnerships to improve the quality of life for all people.