News | November 27, 2007

GE Announces Image Quality, Dose Reduction in CT

November 28, 2007 - GE Healthcare announced improved dose reduction results for both diagnostic cardiac and neuro perfusion exams at RSNA 2007.

GE’s SnapShot Pulse technology (prospectively gated diagnostic cardiac CT exam) has been proven by clinicians performing thousands of exams at sites around the world to reduce a patient’s radiation exposure by up to 83 percent and improve image quality, according to the company.

GE’s VolumeShuttle technology reportedly delivers twice the anatomical coverage (80mm) with up to 24 percent less radiation exposure compared to a conventional 40mm cine perfusion protocol. This single injection acquisition generates clinically comparable perfusion maps and angiographic studies and allows clinicians to see more anatomy and enables whole organ anatomical and physiological assessment.

Both SnapShot Pulse and VolumeShuttle are offered on the GE LightSpeed VCT XT configuration, enabled by a real-time scan control architecture that ensures precise control of exposure and table position.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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