Myocardial perfusion as part of the same investigation
Patients undergoing a CT cardio angiogram with an Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT scanner will be able to undergo myocardial perfusion as part of the same investigation.
Toshiba?s Aquilion ONE has the ability to study myocardial perfusion allowing a CT cardiac examination to provide similar information to that of an MRI examination.
The Aquillion ONE, which will be on view at the second Healthcare Innovation Expo on 6 and 7 October, is already being put to effective use in a number of PCTs across the UK as well as at London?s European Scanning Centre.
Initial results from recent research, to be announced in full at the EXPO, are expected to show that using the Aquilion ONE early in the pathway for emergency acute chest pain admission, can save a typical hospital in the UK between £300,000 and £1m a year.
Added the 12 July 2010 in category Innovation News