Clinical studies demonstrate effectiveness of Siemens 64-slice CT in cardiac care

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In studies focusing on the validation of multislice CT systems in cardiac imaging, more than 80 percent of clinical research published to date on cardiac CT has involved Siemens Medical Solutions CT technology, with three 64-slice studies published in peer-reviewed, internationally renowned medical journals, Siemens said this week.

Siemens Medical Solutions SOMATOM Sensation 64 CT system has more than 350 installations worldwide - with 40 percent of these installations being the SOMATOM Sensation Cardiac 64 that is specialized for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

In the published studies, results derived from 64-slice CT were compared to traditional invasive catheter angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The authors of all the articles highlight the SOMATOM Sensation 64's image quality with an isotropic spatial resolution of below 0.4 millimeter in all routine and cardiac scan modes, enabling a new level of clinical confidence. Using z-Sharp Technology and a rotation speed of 0.33 seconds, the system supplies high quantitative and qualitative diagnostic accuracy for the non-invasive assessment of coronary artery stenoses, coronary plaque composition and plaque burden in a broad spectrum of patients.