GE has received FDA clearance and is introducing its Revolution CT scanner to the U.S. market. The device can be used for just about all clinical applications, and features capabilities such as whole heart scans even in patients with a high heart rate, low-dose whole organ (16 cm) scans using dynamic acquisition modes, and whole brain perfusion and dynamic CT angiography at low dose for stroke assessment.
The scanner is able to do some of the things that it does thanks to a high speed gantry that can do revolutions within .28 seconds and is ready to spin as fast as .2 seconds per revolution for future applications.
From the announcement:
ASiR-V, GE’s next generation of iterative reconstruction technology also recently cleared by U.S. FDA, is designed to deliver reduced noise levels, improve low-contrast detectability, and routinely reduce dose up to 82% for patients of all ages with uncompromised image quality. This especially benefits pediatric and other patients considered more sensitive to radiation exposure. Clinicians can reduce patient anxiety with Revolution CT’s Whisper Drive, soft ambient lighting, personalized gantry display, and bore pattern. Fast and low dose 70 kVp acquisitions for sedation free and minimal breath hold pediatric studies are also now possible.
“This will be the first CT scanner that’s right for physicians in every clinical specialty and provides answers from one CT exam” said Steve Gray, president and CEO of GE Healthcare MICT. “Revolution CT is able to scan even the most challenging patients, day in and day out, with remarkably clear images. It can also scan pediatric patients at very low doses. And, we made sure that using it is productive, logical, and intuitive.”
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