Thursday, February 20, 2014

256-slice CT scanner gives bird's eye view

With one heartbeat, within one second, a 256-slice CT scanner can get an entire 3-D image of the heart that allows physicians to look at arteries and heart anatomy with excellent detail and with less medical radiation. With that bird's eye imaging, cardiologists see the earliest signs of heart disease or existing heart disease not diagnosed with other testing modalities. Physicians can view the heart's anatomy, the pulmonary arteries and aorta and even the coronary arteries where atherosclerosis occurs.Read More