Important Tips for Canon Aquilion CT Tube Installation

Replacing an X-ray tube can be a challenge, and the risks are high. Here are a few important tips to follow when changing a Toshiba/Canon Aquilion CT tube.

Don’t Forget the Basics

  • The X-ray tube, HV cable, and heat exchanger should be replaced at the same time
  • Due to the weight of the tube, two people are required to replace the X-ray tube
  • There are two different types of HV cables used for the ALTA750® and CXB-750D* X-ray tube. Each HV cable uses a different dielectric compound. If you are not familiar with these critical differences, our team can help!

 Handle with Care

  • It is important to handle the reference detector and reference detector cable carefully otherwise image artifacts, or a discrepancy in a CT image may appear.
  • See images: Ensure the reference detector cable is tie-wrapped securely to the clamp. Otherwise, image artifacts may appear (as shown)

Extend the Life of Your CT Tube

  • Never make exposures on a cold tube
  • Complete the entire warm-up process at the beginning of each day before scanning
  • Warm the tube to 30% OLP (overload protection) before making exposures

Want to learn more or have questions? Richardson Healthcare can help address challenges that may come with Canon/Toshiba tube installation. Our team is available and ready for your call. Rely on us 24/7 with our Tech Support and Parts Hotline – (704) 739-3597.

If you want to learn more, enroll in our Toshiba CT service training course today!

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