BRINGING ADVANCE CT TO PATIENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME
More than 55 million computed tomography (CT) exams are performed in the U.S. each year, enabling physicians to obtain detailed three-dimensional images of a patient’s anatomy to pinpoint disease earlier, with greater precision and without surgery. Until now, CT clarity has been measured in “slices” – that is, cross-sectional horizontal and vertical images of a patient’s body – with advanced CT scanners producing 64 slices.
Physicians at Nevada Heart & Vascular Imaging Center are able to go beyond slices with the SOMATOM Definition. The dual-source CT system has twice the speed and resolution of the most advanced single-source CT system, it offers capabilities not available through any other diagnostic imaging technology. Therefore, our physicians are able to bring the benefits of advanced CT to nearly any patient, regardless of size, condition or heart rate, using the SOMATOM Definition.