512 CT Scanner
What is CT?
Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones. CT uses x-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body. It works by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device. Computer software is then used to reconstruct images from the information that is gathered during the rotations.
How is CT used?
CT is one of the most important diagnostic tools a health care provider uses. Oher than a simple x-ray for a bone fracture, CT is likely to be the first imaging exam a patient may encounter when they are suspected of having serious disease or injury. CT is used in the emergency department and general inpatient and outpatient environments. It is also used in guiding less invasive interventional procedures such as biopsies and ablations.
Which features make the Revolution 512-speed CT innovative?
Revolution CT was designed from the ground up, providing uncompromised image quality and clinical capabilities across all clinical areas through the convergence of whole organ coverage, speed and image quality, all in one CT system. Traditionally, there have been trade-offs in the industry where all three were not achieved in one system.
How does the Revolution 512-speed CT help make health care more efficient?
Revolution CT helps enable clinicians to deliver uncompromised image quality for some of the most challenging clinical applications. This opens the door to more exams, including high heart-rate cardiac, stroke, trauma and pediatric patients. Revolution CT may also reduce the need for additional imaging tests by acquiring functional and anatomical information from a single exam.
How does the Revolution 512-speed CT benefit patients?
Revolution CT helps deliver a better patient experience during the procedure. Patient anxiety may be reduced with 50% quitter scanning, soft ambient lighting, personalized gantry displays, and a relaxing visual pattern inside the bore. The bore is 80 cm wide, comfortably accommodating large patients. Revolution CT comes equipped with ASIR-V, GE's next generation of low-dose iterative reconstruction technology that routinely reduces dose up to 82% with the same image quality.
Because of Revolution CT's fast imaging speed, patients with high heart rates or an irregular heart rhythm may not be required to take special medication to slow their heart.
Pediatric patients will especially appreciate sedation-free and minimal breath hold scanning.