High-performance 64-slice CT scanner

Since January 2011 the Radiologie München Zentrum has had a 64-slice high-performance CT scanner of the latest generation.
The Optima CT 660 from the manufacturer GE permits high-speed imaging with a particularly small radiation dose and excellent diagnostic image quality. The system is suited to old and young, slim and corpulent patients in all applications and opens up new dimensions in the sectors of cardiology, angiography, oncology, neurology, orthopaedics, dental CT, etc.

 

Cardiac CT:

Non-invasive CT diagnostics of the cardiovascular system as part of interdisciplinary cooperation between cardiologists and radiologists (Cardio-CT München - www.cardio-ct-muenchen.de).

 

CT colonography:

Following preparation as for a conventional colonoscopy, CT colonography, as a non-invasive X-ray examination, permits the morphological appraisal of the wall of the colon for early detection of pathological formation of new tissue and replaces the conventional contrast enema examination of the colon.

 

CT angiography:

Non-invasive, high-resolution vessel diagnostics which, in addition to clear documentation of the findings, also enables an accurate analysis, in terms of area and cross section, of pathological narrowing (stenosis) or dilation (aneurysm) of vessels and distinguishes between calcified and non-calcified changes to vascular walls ("hard" and "soft" plaques). Furthermore, in acute diagnostics the method is suitable for excluding / detecting a lung artery embolism. Because of the high-speed imaging, the examination can be performed with relatively small amounts of contrast agent.

 

Pulmonary nodule analysis:

Volume CT permits a qualitative and a volumetric quantitative analysis of pulmonary nodules for follow-up purposes and for monitoring unclear lesions which were discovered as incidental findings and are primarily diagnosed in a non-invasive manner.

 

ENT CT:

Display of the organ systems of the inner ear and of the paranasal sinuses with a resolution in the sub-millimetre range.

 

Skeleton CT / Orthopaedic CT:

High-resolution display of bone changes and clear 3D documentation.

Functional diagnostics of defective positions of the patella joint according to Prof. Biedert.

 

CT urography:

Low-dose scans for detecting concretions in the kidneys and urethra. Contrast agent display of the efferent urinary passages.

 

Dental CT:

High-resolution, 1:1 true-to-scale recording of the teeth and of the periodonal apparatus, e.g. for planning in implantology.

High-performance 64-slice CT scanner