Thursday, July 26, 2007

128-element CT Makes Its Debut

Some pics debut here. Total body scans in 15 seconds - but how much radiation does the patient receive?

According to the Seimen's website, when imaging just the heart:
50 %* lower dose at typical heart rates compared with today’s most dose-efficient, single source CT scanners.
5.5 msv at 80 bpm.**

Depends on system configuration. *Results may vary. Data on file.** Typical regular heart rate of 80 bpm, 12 cm scan range, male patient, small ECG-Pulsing window.
Whole body scans will be much, much more radiation...


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