This is state-of-the-art equipment, a scanner with the highest spatial resolution (equal to 0.3 mm) capable of acquiring an entire organ in a single image
, like the heart or brain, the liver or pelvis. The great rapidity of acquisition, on the order of 0.35 seconds, allows combining better image quality with the lowest dose of radiation currently possible.
The great rapidity of acquisition allows combining the best image quality
with thelowest dose of radiation
This equipment is particularly indicated in dynamic investigations
such as the study of vascular regions
like the cardiac and cerebral regions and that of the abdominal organs or the study of articular structures in motion.
The large size
of its “gantry” - the hole through which the patient’s body is inserted - as well as its great scanning speed
make this scanner a good choice even for the most difficult patients
, such as obese patients and those who are not very cooperative. Even the operating noise level
is especially low
It is especially indicated for the following investigations:
- CALCIUM INDEX SCORE: Measurement of the calcium content in the walls of the coronary arteries through multi-layer CT is today one of the best early diagnosis procedures for evaluating the degree of atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, indicated for evaluating the risk of myocardial infarction. This brief exam does not require the use of intravenous contrast medium.
- CT CORONARY ANGIOGRAM: this investigation includes, besides examination of the calcium content in the walls of the coronary arteries, the study of the arteries of the heart without the insertion of probes in the cardiac blood vessels. This study only requires the intravenous injection of contrast medium and is recommended for at risk subjects or those with cardiac symptoms, but also for bypass control in patients subjected to coronary revascularisation procedures.
- TOTAL BODY: The volumetric 4D CT scan makes it possible to study the entire body very quickly with the lowest possible dose of radiation currently available. It allows an overview of the chest and abdomen with the possibility of identifying several types of abnormalities even in the early phases of their development.
- VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY: is a study of the large intestine that makes it possible to examine the caecum, the colon and the sigma-rectum pouch thoroughly and completely in just a few minutes, even when they cannot be explored through traditional optical colonoscopy. This study is currently accepted universally as the top investigation of choice for the early diagnosis of colorectal diseases and cancer in particular, as it makes it possible to identify potentially dangerous neoformations, even millimetric in size, to assess the degree of involvement of the intestinal wall, of the tissues and of the adjacent abdominal organs. Virtual colonoscopy only involves the introduction of air into the intestine through a thin, flexible scope inserted into the rectum and is therefore non-painful and minimally invasive. Recent authoritative scientific studies have demonstrated the similar results between this method and traditional optical colonoscopy, in particular as regards proliferative lesions.
- 3D CT ANGIOGRAM: With this investigation it is possible to highlight any vascular region in the body, from the cerebral region up to the peripheral region of the upper and lower limbs without having to insert catheters into the body, as occurs instead during traditional angiography. All that is required is the peripheral intravenous injection of contrast medium. This very brief exam makes it possible to diagnose serious, often asymptomatic diseases through the study of the blood circulation in the brain and in the internal organs, like the liver, kidneys or limbs. The study may involve not only the arterial region but also the veins, if necessary, in case of pathologies for which it can be useful.
- DENTALSCAN: The Dentalscan is a programme dedicated to the assessment of the dental arches and to the measurement of the precise relationships between bone and teeth. It is useful for identifying bone malformations and defects as well as for the study and evaluation of endosseous implants, through reconstructions that make it possible to also highlight bone grafts.