TAMS deploys 64-slice scanner at Dallas-based ER

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Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. is implementing its Aquilion 64-slice CT scanner at the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.  
   
The multislice scanner will provide the hospital's busy emergency room with faster, more accurate diagnoses, TAMS said. ER clinicians will be able to utilize the multislice CT technology to capture precise images of any area of a patient's body within a 10-second breath-hold.      
   
Additionally, trauma victims can be scanned from head-to-toe without changing positions, which puts less stress on the patient and results in more accurate images for determining the extent of injury, TAMS said.
   
The Aquilion 64 also will be used to perform non-invasive coronary CT angiography (CTA) procedures on patients experiencing chest pain. Precise images of the beating heart can be captured within 15 seconds, thus allowing clinicians to quickly determine if the pains are related to the heart by clearly visualizing the vessels and surrounding walls to detect signs of coronary disease.
   
TAMS' 64-slice CT scanner utilizes 64-row Quantum detector to deliver high-speed, high-resolution imaging with low noise and most anatomical coverage. The Quantum detector also enables the Aquilion scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution.