Philips announcement came at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. It unveiled the 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner that can capture images faster and in greater detail than ever before.
"The iCT scanner (CT stands for Computed Tomography - computerized imaging by sectioning) delivers fast and detailed 3D images of the entire heart's intricate anatomy that can help doctors quickly evaluate a multitude of health problems," Gizmag explained. "It is also able to capture complete coverage of the brain in high-quality images with exceptional acquisition speed. For greater patient safety, the scanner features Philips Essence technology, consisting of new X-ray tubes, detectors and reconstruction design elements that have reduced radiation doses by up to 80 percent according to Philips."
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