ultrafast CT

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

ultrafast CT

Imatron Imaging A CT imager that captures images in microsecs vs secs for conventional CT; the ↑ in speed eliminates the artifacts created by organ movement, making UCT ideal for evaluating coronary artery disease and other forms of heart disease. See Computer tomography.
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(12,13) Ultrafast CT and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide good images of the pathological findings.
Friedman said ultrafast CT scanning produces very-high-resolution images that can provide excellent information on blood flow and cardiac function.
* If you have an elevated risk score along with a close relative who had a heart attack, especially at a younger age, consider yourself at higher risk and talk to your doctor about special screening tests, such as an ultrafast CT calcium scan.
The new ultrafast CT scanning technology at Baylor Hamilton has the potential to change the way heart disease is diagnosed.
New studies have shown that EBCT, also known as "cine CT" or "ultrafast CT," when enhanced with contrast media provides a noninvasive technique for detecting disease and stenoses within the coronary arteries.
The centerpiece of Holistica's clinic will be a $1.75 million Ultrafast CT scanner, a high-end version of the X-ray, computer controlled scanners used to provide cross-sectional views of the bodies internal organs.
Five years later, they reassessed hostility levels and measured calcification from the root of the aorta to the apex of the heart using ultrafast CT scanning (JAMA 283[19]:2546-51, 2000).
SEDATION FOR CHILDREN NO LONGER NECESSARY WITH NEW, ULTRAFAST CT TECHNOLOGY
Coronary artery calcification detected with ultrafast CT as an indication of coronary artery disease.
Today, the same principle of rapid exposures drives a $2 million device known as an ultrafast CT scanner.
If ultrafast CT scanning turns out to be a predictor of heart attacks, the technique, in conjunction with known risk factors, could provide a sensitive, noninvasive method of testing patients.
Ultrafast CT has previously found a niche in imaging the beating heart to quantifying coronary artery calcification, Maj.