Cardiology Associates to install GE's LightSpeed Volume CT

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Cardiology Associates, a 25-physician cardiology group in Mobile, Ala., has announced the installation and operation of GE Healthcare's LightSpeed Volume CT (VCT) scanner.

The system is capable of non-invasive image capture of any organ in the body in a single second, and performs a whole body scan in fewer than 10 seconds, GE said. Additionally, the system can capture images of the human heart in less than five heartbeats with a single rotation, creating 64 images of the heart each the width of a credit card, totaling 40 millimeters of anatomical coverage. The resulting pictures are combined to form a 3D view of the patient's, according to GE.