CT Scan

194 Slice P/Sec. C.T. Scan With Coronary Angiography

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a relatively simple, safe, and completely painless examination that radiologists have performed for many years. The scan produces a series of images and can detect many conditions that do not show up on conventional x-rays. Your doctor has ordered this test to help make an accurate diagnosis of your condition. The results help determine the best course of treatment for you.

During the scan, a thin beam of x-rays is focused on a specific part of your body, such as the head, chest, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, kidneys, or spine. The x-ray tube moves rapidly around this site, enabling multiple images to be made from different angles to create a cross-sectional picture. The x-ray beam is picked up by an electronic detector which records the information and feeds it into a computer.

The computer then analyzes the information and constructs an image on a TV screen. During some CT scans, a contrast medium (commonly called “dye”) is used to outline blood vessels or highlight organs of the body (eg, liver, kidneys) so that they can be seen more easily.

Coronary Angiography

Coronary artery disease affects blood vessels that supply nutrition to the heart muscle. It begins when, for some unknown reason, normal muscle cells in the wall of these blood vessels begin to multiply out of turn at one or more points. These cells grow and accumulate cholesterol from the blood resulting in a swelling on the inside of the blood vessel. It is this swelling that causes obstruction to the flow of blood. Sometimes a break in the covering of this swelling leads to the formation of a clot at that point. If the clot blocks the artery completely, a heart attack may result. Whenever the block remains incomplete (with or without clot) it usually produces chest pain commonly called “angina”. The disease usually develops slowly over a number of years and usually remains undetected for long. Only when clot formation occurs, or when there is a sudden increase in the size of the swelling, that sudden heart attacks strike. Such events are largely unpredictable.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Whole body CT with 0.30 sec/ per rotation 3 Beat Cardiac CT with any heart rate Lowest Radiation –powered by SAFFIRE Dual energy application – removes implant metallic artifacts, differentiates uric acid- cystic stones and identifies gout crystals 4D Adaptive spiral to visualize real time joint motion

ULTRA FAST

CT Brain → 2 sec.
CT Chest → 2.5 sec.
CT Abdomen → 3 sec.
CT Chest and Abdomen → 5.5 sec.
Whole Body Angio → 8 sec.
Brain and Neck Angio → 10 sec.
PARANASAL Sinuses → 0.30 sec.

ULTRA LOW RADIATION DOSE—— POWERED BY Siemens 194 Slice P/Sec. CT SPECIAL STUDIES

3 Beat Cardiac CT with any heart rate.
Dual energy application – removes implant metallic artifacts, differentiates uric acid- cystic stones and identifies gout crystals.
4D Adaptive spiral to visualize real time joint motion.
CT Urogram with and without contrast.
CT Cisternogram