High performance, highly economical

The Aquilion Lightning employs cutting-edge technology to optimize patient care and to accelerate clinical decision-making. Innovative features ensure that you can acquire high-quality images routinely at very low patient dose.

PUREVISION Detector Technology

The system’s 80 row 0.5 mm elements balance image quality, speed and patient dose delivering isotropic images in all planes.

Helicool X-ray Tube

  • 5 MHU standard tube: Reliable Canon Medical Systems technology
  • Liquid Metal Bearing: Modern “metal on metal” liquid bearing with superior heat dissipation
  • 0.5 second rotation: Fast rotation speed improving workflow
New Anode also supports more mass and surface area which boosts efficiency.

Ultra Helical Scanning

Shifting from 64 to 80 detector rows with up to 160* slices with the Aquilion Lightning results in shorter scan times and higher quality imaging.

*coneXact double slice technology

Helping you economize on space and energy consumption

Aquilion Lightning has been thoughtfully engineered to meet today’s economic challenges.

With a gantry design focusing on smaller installation space and lower energy consumption, Aquilion Lightning provides you more space to work in.

**With small couch

Power saving

Aquilion Lightning incorporates a host of innovative adaptive power management technologies, helping you to decrease energy consumption to reduce your running costs while minimizing your environmental footprint.

Maximum clinical capabilities

Adaptive Diagnostics

Aquilion Lightning offers Canon Medical Systems’ comprehensive suite of Adaptive Diagnostic imaging solutions that simplify complex protocols and provide consistent quality results.


SURESubtraction™ has the ability to remove bone and calcium from data sets while allowing clinicians to view tumors or arteries at risk. Currently available for brain, carotid, ortho and lung exams.

Using Canon Medical Systems' fully automated non-rigid registration algorithm, bone, calcium and stent subtraction can be accomplished using a low dose unenhanced scan prior to contrast delivery. Superior visualization of the vertebral arteries and internal carotids can be seen, saving time and improving diagnostic accuracy.

SURE Subtraction Demo

Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction


Canon Medical Systems' SEMAR (Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction) utilizes a sophisticated iterative reconstruction technique to reduce metallic artifact, improving visualization of implants, supporting bone and the adjacent soft tissues for a clearer and more confident diagnosis. SEMAR can be set in the scan protocol so the reconstructions are fully automatic requiring no additional operator input.


Variable Helical Pitch

3 Phase vHP

Unique Canon Medical Systems scan mode that allows a single helical acquisition with a seamless change of helical pitch. 3 clinically adapted pitch settings can be used within one helical scan.

Canon Medical System's exclusive technology, the vHP variable helical pitch adaptive diagnostic tool will allow scanning of multiple Vascular territories within one breath hold and one contrast injection.

3 Phase vHP Demo

Subtraction CTA

Superior visualization in CTA with true subtraction of bone and calcification.