Technology | March 28, 2007

ACC2: GE Highights Volume CT Scanner

GE Healthcare showcased the industry’s first-ever computed tomography (CT) scanner that maintains outstanding image quality while reducing a patient’s radiation exposure by up to 70 percent for diagnostic cardiac scans.

The LightSpeed VCT XT builds on the foundation of GE’s advanced CT platform, capable of capturing images of the heart and coronary arteries in as few as five heartbeats. LightSpeed VCT XT now includes hardware and enhanced applications that will allow users to add the clinical value of volume CT by providing new capabilities for imaging the heart, head, and other body parts.

“As leaders in CT, GE continues to focus on developing technologies that provide clinical excellence and outstanding image quality while reducing dose exposure for patients,” said Gene Saragnese, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare’s CT and Molecular Imaging business. “The LightSpeed VCT XT provides clarity, additional information and helps to generate confident physician diagnoses while reducing radiation exposure in diagnostic cardiac scans.”

GE Healthcare and its clinical partners around the world have created new, advanced procedure possibilities. Radiologists who have used the LightSpeed VCT XT advanced applications have found that these technical and clinical innovations have transformed how and when they use CT.

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