Phillips CT Scan increases clarity, reduces radiation

The Philips `Brilliance` CT scanner was unveiled at the Radiological Society of North America. The new 256-slice CT machine takes large numbers of X-ray pictures, and combines them using computer technology to produce the final detailed images.
It also generates images in a fraction of the time of other scanners: a full body scan takes less than a minute. This scanner allows radiologists to produce high quality images and is also designed to reduce patients` exposure to X-rays,” Steve Rusckowski, chief executive of Philips Medical Systems, said. “It is so powerful it can capture an image of the entire heart in just two beats.” “This is a quantum shift from the first CT scanners as it gives a lot more detail,” says Dr Keith Prowse, Chairman of the British Lung Foundation.

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