KNOXVILLE – To offer patients a more comfortable CT exam with lower dose, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) has completed the installation of the AquilionTM PRIME 40 CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The Aquilion PRIME 40 allows for a better patient experience while providing clinicians with high-quality images for accurate diagnoses.

“We installed this system to offer our patients the most advanced CT technology, so that our patients don’t have to choose between safety and comfort,” explained Matt Byrd, Director of Imaging at KHC. “With the industry leading image reconstruction times, our patients have access to faster, more comfortable procedures that don’t compromise the information necessary for their treatment.”

The Aquilion PRIME 40 system will replace the existing Toshiba CT system at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. “KHC will continue to provide 24/7 CT imaging services for the area with the added benefit of lower patient radiation exposure,” said Byrd.

The Aquilion PRIME 40 features advanced radiation dose reduction, meeting federal XR-29 guidelines which regulate minimal dose exposure, dose confirmation prior to scan, and adult and pediatric protocols. Additionally, the system solves clinical challenges by improving workflow and offering consistent results for a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418 or visit