Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh
August 18, 2011
Recent advances in Computed Tomography (CT) have improved the quality of imaging by providing fast, thin-slice and wide range scanning capability. Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has installed the CT imaging technology, known as 64-slice CT scanner that produces precise images of tissues, from bone to delicate peripheral arteries, leading to more accurate diagnosis.
Advantages of 64-slice CT scanner
1.Fast Evaluation of Diseases
With a rotation speed of 400 milli-seconds, the 64-slice CT scanner produces 16 images per second, offering unsurpassed image quality at the fastest speed to impact both specialised applications and routine scans. It will assist in the quick evaluation of chest and abdominal pain, stroke and heart diseases.
2. Offers High Resolution Images
With its multi-detector scanners, the 64-slice CT scanner can capture true isotropic images of any part of the body at 0.5 mm and 1mm slice acquisitions. Applications for 0.5 mm slice scanning are studies of the cerebral circulation, lungs, spine, joints and extremities, while 1mm slices are used for the abdomen. The 64-slice CT scanner can also acquire volume data which can be post processed in different planes including 3-D images.
3. To detect Heart and Coronary Artery Diseases
The 64-slice CT scanner allows images of anatomy in motion, such as the beating heart, to be captured clearly. A CT heart scan provides high-resolution images, allowing direct visualization of the aorta pulmonary arteries, coronary arteries and blood vessels.
The clear non-invasive images of the heart and its major vessels will lead to more accurate diagnosis of heart and coronary artery diseases. It can detect any blockages in the heart vessels.
4. Accuracy in Diagnosis and Improvement in Treatment of Diseases
The 64-slice CT scanner can detect abnormalities such as lumps, masses, cysts or growths as small as 0.4mm, which is smaller than the size of a grain of sand.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment also can be done with the 64-slice scanner. The CT scanner can monitor changes in tumor size and assess patient response to the therapy of cancer.
5. Dose Reduction
Equipped with highly sensitive detector material, the 64-slice CT scanner provides superb resolution at low dose scan techniques, therefore minimising radiation exposure to patient.