Technology | May 09, 2007

New Cardiac Imaging Feature Reduces Radiation Dose

As the newest cardiac imaging innovation for the Philips Brilliance CT 64-channel scanner, Step & Shoot Cardiac reduces radiation dose with better clarity in a shorter breath hold, aiding in patient comfort. This new feature provides images of the coronary arteries and heart anatomy at low dose levels. The Wisconsin Heart Hospital found that the Step & Shoot Cardiac feature delivered an 80-percent dose reduction versus retrospective helical CT angiography techniques, according to the company.

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