12,13) Ultrafast CT
and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide good images of the pathological findings.
The new ultrafast CT
scanning technology at Baylor Hamilton has the potential to change the way heart disease is diagnosed.
SEDATION FOR CHILDREN NO LONGER NECESSARY WITH NEW, ULTRAFAST CT
Robert Detrano of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center said that the roughly 50 American centers that have ultrafast CT
are pushing calcium scanning to pay for the machines that can't do much else.
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
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.
Cardiac Imaging (including MRI, Ultrafast CT
, EBCT, Angiography)
Through its four regional centers in the United States, Heart Check America provides a cardiac diagnostic test, the Electron Beam Coronary Scan -- also known as the Ultrafast CT
Coronary Scan -- for early detection of heart disease.
The machine is currently at the center of a heated debate: Is the ability to pick up extremely early traces of heart disease medically useful, or is the ultrafast CT
just an overpriced scare tactic with no real diagnostic value?
This 15-year study is the first to evaluate the relationship of the heart disease risk factors measured before menopause (premenopause) and the extent of subclinical disease in the coronary arteries and aorta as measured after menopause (postmenopause) by a new and under-utilized technology, electron beam computed tomography (EBCT), otherwise known as ultrafast CT
We will be exclusively using the Imatron EBT scanner with the new high-resolution detector system (HRDS) -- the Imatron Ultrafast CT