GE Healthcare has announced yesterday the first cardiology-specific installation of its next-generation volume computed tomography (CT) scanner, the LightSpeed VCT. GE Healthcare describes the system:
The innovative hallmark of this non-invasive imaging system is the new V-Res™ detector with its ability to deliver wide anatomical coverage and high resolution, simultaneously.
This unprecedented coverage speed allows clinicians to capture whole organs in a second, the heart in 5 beats, or go head to toe in under 10 seconds — faster than any other CT scanner on the market today.
With breakthroughs in technology, comes the opportunity for new and dynamically enhanced procedures, such as:
— 5-Beat Cardiac™ – a comprehensive view of the heart and coronary arteries with submillimeter resolution in 5 seconds. The coverage possible helps reduce beat-to-beat variability resulting in more robust, repeatable procedures, greater vessel visualization and shorter breath holds for sick patients.
— Triple RuleOut™ – the ability to help clinicians rule out (or in) the three most life-threatening critical conditions in chest pain in one single scan – aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism and coronary artery disease.
— Stroke WorkUp – the ability to dynamically acquire both anatomy and perfusion/blood flow to the brain in a cine scan.
More at product’s page at GE Healthcare…