Navigation Links
64-Slice CT Scanner Is More Heart Friendly

64-slice CT scanner is a new innovation to examine one’s heart.Usually an angiogram is performed where a thin flexible tube is threaded into an artery //in the groin or forearm and advanced through the arterial system into the heart, where x-ray images are taken.

This would take a few hours but for a patient to recuperate from this invasive procedure it would take four to six hours. But this new 64-slice CT scanner which is been installed at the Ascot Hospital need just 10 minutes to examine a patient’s heart. It is the most advanced technique of its kind in the world and cost about $1.5 million.

It gives a detailed picture of the heart facilitating the medical specialists to examine the organ as if they were actually inside the body. The machine takes multiple images of the heart, which is assembled into a three-dimensional picture at a higher resolution than the conventional scanners. The entire scanning procedure is now quick and painless. The machine shows the state of the arteries down to the finest detail, including the stents.

Ascot cardiologist Dr Andrew Maslowski was very excited and said that technology plays an important role and could potentially change how coronary disease can be treated in the near future. It offers better resolution thereby enabling the doctor to identify the heart problem at an early stage. The CT scanner is a less invasive alternative to the conventional angiogram. The principal radiologist at Ascot Radiology, Dr David Rogers, said that this technology holds tremendous potential in other areas such as orthopaedics.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans
2. Detecting Brain Abnormalities in Babies Using New Brain Scanners.
3. New Portable Helmet Scanner To Examine Newborns
4. Skin Cancer Clinics under the Scanner
5. Healthy Step : 7000 (S)caught under the Scanner
6. Hospitals In India Opt For High-tech Scanners
7. Premier Army Hospital Acquires PET-CT Scanner
8. Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner
9. MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful
10. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
11. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Due to Heart Problem
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The Smart Machine Age is here, and it’s disrupting everything. Not only could ... in the United States may be taken over by technology in the next five ... steamrolls over colleagues is drawing to a close. Success will belong to those who ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... With millions of Americans and ... that we all are aware of our options and are empowered with strength ... the launch of its newest edition of "Vision and Hearing" in USA Today, ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... , ... The narrative in “ Signal 8: An Australian Paramedic’s Story ” ... paramedic experiences. Schanssema describes the tragedies he saw, as well as his struggles with ... Schanssema, initially unsure of the career path he wanted to take, found fulfillment in ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... The ... national conference convening academic faculty engaged in or interested in palliative care education and ... will be held in North County San Diego on Sept. 28 and 29, ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) announces the 2017 top ... mannequin art competition. Selected from 15 submissions from around the nation, the top five ... annual iaedp Symposium, March 22 – 26 in Las Vegas. , This year, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017 Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine ... Jennifer Smith commended South Central EMS today ... using naloxone, a life-saving overdose reversal drug. The recognition ... specialist and overdose survivor who was saved due to ... "A significant part of fighting the opioid epidemic is ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 The U.S. ... the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno ... organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide information ... respond to (antibiotic sensitivity). The test also reduces ... this important information, which can guide antibiotic treatment ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017  Directors from Pharma To Market Pty ... have joined forces, resulting in the founding of Pharma To Market ... Pharma To Market are pleased to announce their expansion into ... Singapore . The company are delighted to appoint ... of the Singapore based entity. Joelle brings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: