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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Its mission is to responsibly communicate the benefits of appropriate medical and preventive testing procedures -- including the high-speed, low-radiation electron beam tomography (EBT) -- to medical professionals, associations and the general public.
Its mission is to responsibly communicate the benefits of appropriate medical and preventive testing procedures-including the high-speed, low-radiation electron beam tomography (EBT)-to medical professionals, associations and the general public.
Lewis Meyer, CEO of Imatron, "The level of interest in and the cardiology community support of the powerful cardiac applications of our proprietary electron beam tomography technology has never been higher.
The best way for an individual to assess their risk is by visiting with their doctor and asking about the electron beam tomography (EBT) heart scan offered at LIFETEST.
March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- LIFETEST Imaging Center of Nashville is highlighting colon cancer awareness month with the introduction of the electron beam tomography (EBT) virtual colonography for colon cancer screening.
Stanley Clark, director of electron beam tomography at Edward Heart Hospital and a member of Midwest Heart Specialists, noted the findings of the study were significant particularly because it found the CT scan to be most effective at predicting heart disease for moderate risk patients.
We know that lung cancer is most curable when it is detected early, and our many years of experience show that CT lung screening using electron beam tomography detects lung tumors earlier and smaller than traditional x-ray technology.
James Ehrlich is the medical director and founder Colorado Heart & Body Imaging, a preventive medical imaging facility using electron beam tomography (EBT) for early detection of coronary disease and cancer.
Utilizing FDA-approved, low-radiation, Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) technology, the virtual colonoscopy will provide area residents with a minimally invasive complement to traditional examinations for the early detection and prevention of colon cancer.
As physicians, we need to be more aware of the clinically proven, predictive value of new technologies such as low-radiation electron beam tomography (EBT) heart scans and electron beam angiography.
The original Colorado Heart and Body Imaging (CHBI) center near downtown Denver opened in 1997 and was the first such facility in the Rocky Mountain region to use advanced electron beam tomography (EBT) for the early detection and prevention of coronary artery disease.

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