West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami has announced the purchase and installation of a highly advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner following a six-month evaluation at the hospital -- the clinical trial of the equipment in the US.
With the convergence of whole-organ coverage, image quality, and speed found in GE Healthcare’s Revolution CT scanner, West Kendall Baptist Hospital physicians are now able to diagnose even the most challenging patients.
This innovative technology can enable clinicians to diagnose more patients with erratic or high heartbeats and provide pediatric patients with sedation-free and low-dose scanning capabilities, among other clinical advances.
"The Revolution CT exceeded our expectations during the trial, and we are pleased to add this technology permanently to our comprehensive diagnostic imaging arsenal," said Ricardo Cury, M.D., chairman of radiology and director of cardiac imaging at Baptist Health South Florida, who was the principal investigator of the study.
The wide coverage of Revolution CT will allow West Kendall Baptist Hospital physicians to scan entire organs such as the brain, heart, liver and pancreas in a single, 0.28-second rotation, reducing breath-hold times for patients.
In addition, the speed of this new technology allows providers to gather information about function as well as anatomy, enabling a comprehensive stroke assessment of the brain in a single exam.
Revolution CT comes equipped with ASiR-V, GE’s next generation of low-dose technology, which may reduce the X-ray dose up to 82% with the same image quality.
Revolution CT delivers high-definition imaging across the entire body, helping physicians make a confident diagnosis across all applications.