When you call your new CT scanner Revolution, it had better not be just the same old machine with a racing stripe – but GE Healthcare’s new machine is producing some truly impressive imagery.
Introduced a little over a year ago, but having just finished a six-month trial at Florida’s West Kendall Baptist Hospital, the Revolution increases the size of its digital detectors fourfold (from 4 to 16 cm) over previous models, which combines to increase resolution while reducing radiation dosage. (When CT scans can expose a patient to anywhere from 10 to 100 times the radiation from a normal X-ray, every little bit helps.) A faster scanning speed also helps obtain sharper images of moving organs, ie. the heart.
While not necessarily the first of it’s kind (as mentioned in the comments section of the GE webpage linked below), the animations and still scans at GE’s page are no less spectacular – so even if you know as little about the technology as we do, a visit to this page is definitely worth the trip.