World's First Dynamic Volume CT Scanner Will Speed Up Diagnosis And Alleviate Radiation Concerns

The world's first dynamic volume CT (computerised tomography) scanner, which can scan a heart in a single heartbeat while administering just a fifth of the radiation dose of conventional scanners*, is launched at the European Congress of Radiology (Vienna).

Called the Aquilion ONE™, the new 320-slice CT machine is the first to allow radiologists to view continuous 4D (like video) real-time images of the heart and brain without the patient having to move up and down through the scanner.

With its 16cm detector - five times the size of traditional 64-slice CT scanners - and its dynamic volume CT imaging, clinicians will now be able to observe blood flow (perfusion), movement, and other functions of entire organs, and in precise detail.

source: Medical News Today

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