Medical City Dallas Hospital’s New Revolution CT System Enables Scanning and Diagnosis of the Most Challenging Patients in North Texas
DALLAS – Medical City Dallas Hospital is now equipped with the latest technology in CT scanning, the GE Healthcare Revolution* CT scanner, and is currently scanning patients using this breakthrough technology. It offers whole organ scanning, image quality and speed, allowing Medical City’s physicians to diagnose even the most challenging patients.
This innovative technology can help enable clinicians to diagnose more patients with erratic or high heart beats and also provide pediatric patients with sedation free and low-dose scanning capabilities, among other clinical advances.
“The Revolution CT equips us to scan entire organs such as the brain, heart, liver and pancreas and reduces breath hold times for patients,” said Dr. Bruce S. Bowers, medical director of invasive and non-invasive cardiology, Medical City Dallas Hospital, and national medical director of interventional cardiology, Hospital Corporation of America. “The speed of this new technology enables a comprehensive stroke assessment of the brain in a single exam.”
Today, more than 70 million computed tomography (CT) scans are done per year in the U.S., adding tremendous clinical value in helping physicians to provide a fast and definitive diagnosis across a wide range of applications. CT is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones using x-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body. It does this by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.
Revolution CT delivers high definition imaging across the entire body and provides more uncompromised clinical capabilities such as:
- Faster scans with less motion
- Cardiac exams in a single heart beat
- Wide opening to accommodate a wide range of patient sizes - table supporting up to 675 lbs.
- Multi-material artifact reduction to help reduce artifacts from screws and joints
- Whole brain imaging in less than a second - dynamic low dose perfusion studies with no table motion
- Low dose, whole organ diagnosis and follow-up for oncology patients
- Detailed bone imaging, even for patients with metal implants
- Less noise for patient comfort
- Sedation-free, split-second and low dose scans for pediatric patients
- CT 4Kids for optimized pediatric protocols
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