Increased productivity and patient safety

Aquilion Lightning / SP package incorporates the latest hardware, software and reconstruction technologies allowing you to keep pace with your busy workload while maintaining the best image quality.

The system provides streamlined workflow from patient setup to diagnosis. A fast and efficient examination with automated minimal dose selection ensures both optimal imaging results and patient experience.


Protocol selection
After patient registration Aquilion Lightning / SP package selects the correct adult or child protocols automatically.

Dose check
Aquilion Lightning / SP package helps ensure that the radiation dose limit you defined cannot be exceeded to avoid unintended high dose levels.

SUREExposureTM 3D
This fully integrated automatic exposure control ensures optimum image quality for each patient at the lowest possible dose.

Real-time imaging
The system provides real-time imaging during the scan allowing you to monitor the result instantaneously – a valuable tool for saving scan time and radiation dose.

Contrast Management
By allowing contrast protocols to be added to your exam plan, flow rate and volume are automatically based on actual patient weight and exam type, while the injection is synced** with the scan.

Automated kV selection
To further save iodine volume, SUREkV automatically uses the lowest kV setting for CTA examinations.

AIDR 3D Enhanced*
Canon Medical’s iterative reconstruction technology can be applied to all examinations resulting in dose reductions of up to 75 % in daily routine.

Fast reconstruction**
With a reconstruction speed of up to 50 images per second** at full resolution rapid diagnosis and high patient throughput are facilitated.

*AIDR 3D Enhanced = Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D, **Option

Fast and efficient patient setup

The Aquilion Lightning / SP Package gantry features design innovations improving the scan experience for patients while providing excellent operability and work safety for the technician.

The i-Station display provides child-friendly exam instructions and gives operators feedback for breath-holding, ECG, scan parameters and patient ID.

The spacious 780 mm wide bore and 470 mm wide patient couch ensure comfortable scanning for even the largest of patients.

The couch top can be lowered to a minimum height of 312 mm for facilitating patient loading and transfer from a wheelchair or bed.

Tech Assist Lateral Slide** ensures safety and comfort by providing motorized positioning of the patient, reducing the risk of injury to the patient and the technologist.

** Option

Optimized clinical workflow

Aquilion Lightning / SP package 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.

Non-stop scanning with Aquilion Lightning / SP package

The system’s optimized low-dose performance helps you minimizing patient dose while allowing you to perform more exams in less time.

Automated  kV selection

Aquilion Lightning / SP Package allows for automated kV selection based on a patient’s size and the clinical task selected. As part of Canon Medical’s SUREExposure technology, this function can help optimizing the use of iodine contrast, decreasing cost and patient risk.



Zero-click workflows

Fully automated algorithms such a SURESubtraction* and Dual Energy*allows you to diagnose with outstanding ease of use. The zero-click algorithms provide superior IQ without manual interference and/or post-processing. This will save valuable time and generates the same result in all your patients.

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