Technology | February 10, 2008

Cardio Prospective CT Software Reduces Radiation By 80 Percent

Toshiba’s Cardio Prospective helps reduce patient radiation dose by up to 80 percent during coronary CTA exams by using a helical acquisition technique to provide one continuous image instead of multiple images produced by the current step-and-shoot technique. The step-and-shoot technique can produce inconclusive images, particularly for patients with irregular heartbeats, leading to increased exam times and radiation dose for the patient. SURECardio Prospective will automatically adjust to patients with irregular heartbeats, providing quicker, more conclusive exam results.

SURECardio Prospective automatically selects scan parameters and reconstruction based on the patient’s heart rate. It also speeds exam time and eliminates the need for additional contrast used with the step-and-shoot method.

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