News | June 13, 2007

GE Showcases VCT for Cardiac Imaging

June 14, 2007 - GE Healthcare recently demonstrated technology advances in Helical Shuttle imaging, using the company’s LightSpeed VCT by generating CT Scans with an expanded image coverage of 210 millimeters on a 40-millimeter detector for both cardiac and liver exams.

Helical shuttle scanning continues to hold promise by providing wider image coverage for both dynamic angiography and perfusion studies. 210millimeters of coverage enables whole organ anatomical and physiological assessment on existing Computed Tomography (CT) technology.

"The underlying technical concept behind Helical Shuttle was to break through the old paradigm that helical scans must be performed at a constant table speed or pitch, relative to the slice thickness," said Brian Duchinsky, General Manager of Global CT at GE Healthcare. "This breakthrough is enabled by an innovative, real-time scan control architecture. Additionally, our engineers have been developing improved reconstruction algorithms that work to produce images acquired with “Helical Shuttle” without artifacts previously associated with varying table speed. These powerful combinations of technology enhancements have the potential to unlock a host of exciting new advanced clinical applications."

The research was performed at Osaka and Kinki Universities, Japan, by Professor Takamichi Murakami, Chairman, Department of Radiology at Kinki University Hospital.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

Related Content

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve). Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of...
Researchers Use Radiomics to Predict Who Will Benefit from Chemotherapy
News | Radiomics | March 21, 2019
Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will...
HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 19, 2019
Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (fractional flow reserve computed tomography) Analysis enables...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 15, 2019
Debate About Coronary Testing Highlights ACC Session
Canon Medical Introduces Entry-Level Aquilion Start CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. introduced the all-new Aquilion Start computed tomography (CT) system to the European...
Siemens Healthineers Debuts Cardiovascular Edition of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Somatom go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its established...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues about a patient's...
Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked...
Canon Medical Introduces Deep Learning-Based CT Image Reconstruction
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 27, 2019
Canon Medical Systems recently introduced AiCE (Advanced intelligent Clear IQ Engine), a deep convolutional neural...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | February 27, 2019
This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient unveiled by Siemens at th