February 25, 2009 - Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo, NY, is reportedly the first U.S. stroke center to offer dynamic volume CT in an effort to reduce diagnosis time for stroke.
Millard recently installed Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system at the hospital’s Kaleida Health Stroke Center.
The Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT is reportedly the only medical imaging system that can image the entire brain and show real-time brain function in less time than traditional multi-detector row CT systems.
Introduced in November 2007, dynamic volume CT scans an entire organ in a single pass and produces 4D videos that show an organ’s structure, its movement and blood flow. In comparison, a 64-slice, 128-slice or 256-slice CT scan can only capture a portion of an organ in a single pass, requiring physicians to “stitch together” multiple scans of an organ to get a full image. The new technology helps reduce multiple exposures to radiation and exam time, said the company.
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