Canon Medical introduces new entry-level CT equipped with premium technology Aquilion Start

System suited for institutions aspiring to make CT imaging more accessible and affordable.

Vienna, Austria, 28 February 2019Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. introduces the all-new Aquilion Start CT system to the European market at ECR 2019. Featuring premium technologies based on Canon Medical’s industry-leading Aquilion family, the new Aquilion Start will provide the opportunity for medical institutions to extend their radiology practice.

With the smallest installation footprint in its class, low power requirements and integrated dose-reduction technologies. Aquilion Start has the potential to fit into small X-ray rooms while providing high-quality 3D CT imaging at lowest possible dose.

Built around the needs of patients and clinicians. Aquilion Start incorporates a spacious gantry to allow for scanning large patients in a comfortable environment. Intuitive controls and increased automation help clinical staff to quickly familiarize with system operation. Advanced technologies ensure optimized patient safety, accelerated clinical decision-making and improved workflow efficiency.

Aquilion Start is developed and manufactured in Japan, and provides technologies also found in premium Canon CT systems:

  • AIDR 3D Enhanced (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction) with up to 75% reduction in dose.
  • PUREViSION Detector to optimize image quality and lower patient dose.
  • SEMAR (Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction) to facilitate confident diagnosis of patients with metal implants.
  • SURESubtraction for e.g. automated bone-free CT angiography of superior quality.


“In the tradition to deliver an exceptional patient experience without compromise on comfort, safety or quality of diagnosis, Aquilion Start realizes our vision to support more medical institutions to deliver quality care,” said Henk Zomer, Senior Manager of the CT Business Unit at Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.

Canon Medical is showcasing Aquilion Start at this year’s ECR in Vienna, February 28 – March 03, 2019 (Expo X3).

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  1. Jack J.F. Hoogendoorn – Senior Manager Marketing, Canon Medical Systems Europe ( | +31 6 51 86 11 92)
  2. Joerg Schlegel – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Canon Medical Systems Europe ( | +31 6 43 07 33 42)

About Canon Medical Systems Europe

Canon Medical Systems Europe, a Canon Group organization, headquartered in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit the Canon Medical Systems Europe website:

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MR, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.

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