Zoom in on the Miracle of Precise Imaging
The human heart averages 60 to 80 beats per minute. This constant motion once made it difficult for radiologists to capture clear images of the coronary arteries using a 16-slice CT scanner. Not anymore. With the revolutionary GE 64-Slice CT scanner, radiologists at Northridge Hospital can pinpoint blockages and make an accurate diagnosis in record time.
Outpatient Renaissance Imaging Center
Northridge Hospital Inpatient Imaging
(818) 885-8500, ext. 5095 or 5060
64-Slice CT Scanner
The 64-Slice CT scanner captures 3D image “slices” of the body. Visualize a loaf of sliced bread. Cut into 16 slices, the slices of bread are very thick and dense. Compare that to a 64-slice loaf, which yields very thin pieces of bread—thin enough to see previously unnoticed details in the grain. Images taken with the 64-Slice CT scanner can reveal tumors the size of a grain of rice—or tiny pockets of heart disease-causing plaque in artery walls.
With the 64-Slice scanner, radiologists can now image the heart so quickly that very clear and precise images are obtained of the heart’s blood vessels. What’s more, this specific noninvasive technology allows the exam to be done with an extremely low radiation dose—up to 70-percent less than competing equipment. It can also produce extremely detailed images of the lungs and other organs.
Northridge Hospital is one of the first in Los Angeles to offer this new 3D imaging technology at the outpatient Renaissance Imaging Center and at our inpatient Imaging Center.