electron beam tomography

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electron beam tomography (EBT),

computed tomography in which the circular motion of the x-ray tube is replaced by rapid electronic positioning of the cathode ray around a circular anode, allowing full scans in tens of milliseconds.
Synonym(s): ultrafast CT

e·lec·tron beam to·mog·ra·phy

(EBT) (ĕ-lek'tron bēm tŏ-mog'ră-fē)
Computed tomography in which the circular motion of the x-ray tube is replaced by rapid electronic positioning of the cathode ray around a circular anode, allowing full scans in tens of milliseconds.
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Identification of patients at increased risk of first unheralded acute myocardial infarction by electron-beam computed tomography.
The study evaluated the association between the intake of fruit and vegetables in 2,648 people enrolled in the CARDIA study in 1985 and 1986, at an average age of 25 years, and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC), measured with electron-beam computed tomography, 20 years later.
MINI ABSTRACT: Three emerging risk factors potentially useful in predicting future cardiac events are electron-beam computed tomography (EBT), homocysteine(HCY), and C-reactive Protein (CRP).
At that time, the task force advised against resting or exercise ECG and electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT), but said there was not enough evidence to weigh in on ECG screening.
Frequency of SHS exposure at home, at work, and in other places was assessed by questionnaire, and CAC scores were derived based on electron-beam computed tomography.
Coronary artery calcium area by electron-beam computed tomography and coronary atherosclerotic plaque area.
Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT), also known as ultrafast CT, involves using a focused high-energy electron beam and a suite of magnetic electron beam deflectors to rapidly sweep the patient and acquire 3-D data without the need for any moving scanner components.
Prognostic value of coronary electron-beam computed tomography for coronary heart disease events in asymptomatic populations.
The beating heart evaded clear X-ray imaging until scientists at the University of California, San Francisco developed electron-beam computed tomography, or EBCT, in the 1980s.
Participants will be screened for evidence of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis using Imatron's electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) as the principal method of screening.

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