Good Samaritan Medical Center

235 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301    508-427-3000

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64-slice CT scanner

 

Using 64-Slice CT Scanner Technology to Treat Heart Disease Good Samaritan Medical Center

Unique physician collaboration improves quality of care for patients

64-slice CT scanning  allows doctors to capture images of a beating heart and detect potential problems for patients who tend to have a higher risk of heart disease.

At Good Samaritan Medical Center, the 64-slice CT scanner is being used in a unique collaborative and innovative partnership by specially-certified radiologists and cardiologists. The procedure is relatively non-invasive and the entire exam is usually completed in less than a half hour.

Doctors are also using the 64-slice CT scanner to complement the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

The 64-slice CT scanner can:

  • Image the whole heart, giving doctors the ability to examine the cardiac chambers and valves
  • Allow doctors to study the heart while it is functioning and evaluate prior heart surgeries
  • Show physicians information about surrounding structures including the aorta and pulmonary arteries and the respiratory portions of the lung

Using special computer software, doctors can then create 3-D images of the heart to check for any problems.


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