Computed Tomography - quickly and precisely
Using computed tomography machine of 128 layers (further – CT) Somatom Definition AS+ (Siemens) are performed routine and the most advanced cardiological, neurological and oncological computed tomography imaging. Cerebrovascular disorders, lesions occurring due to different traumas, cardiovascular diseases, congenital and acquired spine pathology, condition of the internal organs, early stages of tumours of the internal organs and their outspread (metastases), diseases of lungs, bones and many other organs are diagnosed quickly and accurately. Bone density is measured applying CT, which is important assessing risk and degree of osteoporosis (reduction of bone mineral density).
Computed tomography machine Somatom Definition AS+ operates especially quickly: in one rotation that lasts for only 0.30 seconds even 128 layers are scanned. The speed is especially important in case of accidents, diagnosing bone fractures, vascular lesions, cerebral trauma, as well as in cerebral infarction diagnostics. Using this machine a patient who is 2 meters high can be scanned from head to foot in 10 seconds.
Speed and unique patient safety system embedded in the machine enables to reduce irradiance of a patient even up to 68 percent comparing with other computed tomography machines.
Somatom Definition AS+ advantage – it provides possibility to diagnose accurately more diseases applying non-invasive approach, i.e. not traumatizing a patient. Non-invasive examination of a colon – virtual colonoscopy can be performed using this machine. Comprehensive picture and evaluation of a colon is obtained, indicating lesions or suspicious sites.
Patients with cardiac arrhythmia can be examined using this computed tomography machine as it eliminates picture deformations caused by movements.
Adjusting examination extent and exposition regimen both obese patients (weight up to 300 kg) and children can be examined quickly and safely.
Somatom Definition AS+ software highly extends computed tomography possibilities.
- Osteo CT program measures mineral density of bones.
- Dental program allows assessing the state of jawbone before surgeries of implantation of jawbone or teeth.
- Cardio program performs non-interventional examinations of heart coronary arteries, during which the state of the blood vessels and heart muscle size of heart cavities and aorta aneurism is assessed.
- Calcium Scoring program helps to determine calcium quantity in heart coronary arteries, evaluate atherosclerotic alterations of heart coronary arteries. Contrast substance is not used during this examination.
Computed tomography is a primary examination, when examination is necessary in no time, when a patient is unconscious or attached to equipment supporting vital functions, when MRI is not possible due to contraindications.