Technology | June 08, 2008

FDA Gives Green Light to New HD CT System

The FDA cleared GE Healthcare’s new LightSpeed CT750 HD, a high-definition CT scanner that is said to produce images 100 times faster with up to 33 percent greater detail through the body and up to 47 percent greater detail in the heart.
The scintillator uses GE Gemstone Detector technology, known as Gemstone Spectral Imaging, which changes the molecular structure of garnet stones. This speeds the delivery of images by up to 2496 views per rotation, improving spatial resolution and image quality across the entire field of view.
CT750 HD reportedly also reduces dose by up to 50 percent across the entire body and by as much as 83 percent for cardiac scans. It offers 128 slices of unique data per rotation and 101 user selectable energy levels.

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