CT Combines Speed and Lowest-Dose Technology
A national leader in cardiovascular care, Avera Heart Hospital now has one of the world’s fastest CT scanners with the lowest-dose technology.
In less than one second, or the time it takes you to blink your eyes, the Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash CT can help provide high-definition images of the heart and may include the smallest blood vessels.
Using innovating technology, the Flash CT delivers highly detailed cardiovascular images while providing organ-sensitive radiation dose protection. That means one less thing to worry about when facing potentially difficult health-care decisions.
Other benefits of the new Flash CT:
- People have to spend much less time in the scanner. A whole-body exam on a 6-foot-6 inch person can be performed in about 5 seconds.
- Patients with irregular or fast heart beats may not need to take beta blockers before a scan.
The new CT technology will be used during Planet Heart screenings.