The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Little Rock Cardiology Clinic began using a new “64-slice” CT scanner that “can in four seconds capture a 3-D image of the heart.” The system is one of eleven systems installed in the United States.
Siemens, the manufacturer of SOMATOM Sensation 64, describes the basic tech specs of the system:
Unprecedented Image Quality and Detail
Obtain 64 slices per rotation with previously unknown sharpness, diagnostic detail and clarity with the industry’s highest routine isotropic CT resolution of below 0.4 mm voxel size — enabled by the revolutionary z-Sharp Technology.
Benchmark in Speed
Routinely scan a submilimeter thorax in only 4 seconds and utilize ultimate performance for all ECG gated scans with the 0 MHU STRATON® achieving the industry’s fastest CT rotation of 0.33 seconds.
Enhance clinical performance and dramatically reduce post-processing time by up to 30% with Speed4DTM Technology.
Leading-edge clinical applications
Increase diagnostic confidence and expand your clinical spectrum with a broad portfolio of advanced syngo® applications.
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