Cardiac Imaging Revolution

Cardiac Imaging Revolution

September 22, 2010 at 04:09am

The field of cardiac imaging has undergone tremendous development during recent decades that has resulted in more accurate diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular disease. For this reason, imaging is at the core of early diagnosis and follow-up for all major cardiovascular diseases today.

Earlier diagnosis of cardiac disease through cardiac imaging led by GE’s breakthrough healthcare technologies like PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computed Tomography) imaging capabilities (PET/CT) will help doctors provide more effective treatment and therefore potentially help reduce healthcare bills. This technology is non-invasive, more accurate, takes less time and asks for less radiation dose.

GE PET/CT cardiac imaging can reveal how well the heart muscle functions in providing proper blood flow to the rest of the body. By combining PET-based perfusion and viability assessment with CT-based anatomy, diagnostic accuracy and confidence can be improved. Subsequent treatment advised by the doctor can then be better tailored for the patient and over-treatment or unnecessary costs can be avoided. This method of diagnosis has changed the face of cardiac disease diagnosis has the ability to change save lives.

Read more:
All you need to know about GE PET / CT

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