For more than 40 years, CT scanning has been an essential tool in medical diagnostics. While the imaging technique has allowed doctors to obtain images of a patient’s heart, brain, abdominal organs, and vasculature, its effectiveness is reduced whenever a patient moves during the imaging process–even the slightest movement can cause blurriness in the images. GE’s new Revolution CT now allows doctors to image the entirety of a patient’s organ structures literally within the span of a single hearbeat. This remarkable feat is made possible using high-resolution cameras and motion correcting technology similar to image stabilization features in personal cameras. This innovation was announced by GE last week at the 99th annual Radiological Association of North America conference, and will soon be made to hospitals all across the country.
Source: GE Reports at: www.gereports.com/inside-knowledge/.