What It Is
What is a Low Dose CT Scan
The Low Dose CT Scan, an innovation by Imatron technologies, represents the cutting-edge in diagnostic CT technology. This scanner operates with a unique technology known as Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT), an extremely advanced form of CT technology that eliminates the need for moving parts. Unlike traditional CT scanners that use x-ray tubes, this one utilizes an electron beam. Consequently, it delivers images at a speed up to ten times faster and exposes patients to only a tenth of the radiation typically associated with other CT scanners.
The Low Dose CT Scan is non-invasive, open, safe, and emits the lowest radiation in the CT industry. It is the only imaging technology that offers 33, 50, or 100 millisecond (ms) True Temporal Resolution, capturing images at up to 30 frames per second. Such capability is crucial as the fastest possible scan modes are needed to capture images of high and/or irregular heartbeats, which are often associated with patients suffering from developing or advanced heart disease.
The unique capabilities of the Low Dose CT Scan enable it to conduct high-speed, high-volume imaging, all while using minimal radiation, to produce virtually motion-free visualization of the heart, vessels, and all organs within the torso. This allows our specialists to detect premature, pre-symptomatic conditions of heart and vascular disease, lung cancer, colon cancers, other forms of cancers, and abnormalities. These diseases, which can be prevented or cured if detected early, account for 90% of the causes of death, disability, or loss of productivity in adult men and women over the age of 40. Moreover, these diseases share common origins or ‘risk factors’ and common prevention/wellness strategies.
Who will Interpret My Scan?
A board certified trained radiologist reads your scan and offers a report to you and your physician upon your request.
Did You Know?
Cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer account for 90% of the causes of death, disability, or loss of productivity in adult men and women over the age of 40.
The most significant advances in diagnostic medicine today are in the area of medical imaging. ‘Virtual’ examinations of internal organs are now a reality. Technology alone, however, does not provide better outcomes for patients.
The skill and experience of physicians is necessary to help patients transform this new information into a useful, cohesive plan. At Virtual Imaging Inc, we recognize the importance of this relationship. We provide accurate information; your physician provides the appropriate treatment And that’s only part of why you should choose Virtual Imaging Inc.