Computed Tomography News & Stories
Delivery of the 55,555th CT from Siemens Healthineers
In 1974, Siemens was the world’s first medical technology manufacturer to launch a CT system on the market. SIRETOM was the first head scanner to produce layered images of a patient’s skull. Since then, 55,554 CT systems from Siemens have been delivered to customers across the globe.
Coronary Stenoses in a Patient with Dyspnea, Arrhythmia and Heart Failure
A 76-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with an initial diagnosis of arrhythmia and heart failure. He had been suffering from exertional dyspnea for the past year. This improved after rest but had aggravated over the past 4 days. A coronary CT angiography was requested for further evaluation.
Scaphoid fracture associated bone marrow edema
A 23-year-old patient, presented himself to the emergency department one day after a fall from a bicycle onto his left wrist. Radiographs, with scaphoid-specific projections, were taken but no fractures were demonstrated. Due to clinical suspicion of a radiographically occult scaphoid fracture, the patient was referred to a DECT scan of the wrist. Read more.
COVID-19 Pneumonia - Quantitative Assessment
A 54-year-old female patient, suffering from tightness in her chest and coughing with blood/stained sputum for the past day, presented herself to the hospital. She had high fever (38.7°), for unknown reasons, for the past seven days. Her RT-PCR test resulted positive. She was then referred for a CT chest examination.
C. R. Pontes, RT; R. S. Silva, BS; P. Bertolazzi, BS*; M. B. Damaceno, MD
Radiology Department, Brasil Laudos, Sao Luiz Hospital, Boituva, SP, Brazil
*Siemens Healthineers, Brazil
A female patient (BMI 32.4), suffering from fever and a moderate dry cough for the past week, presented herself to the hospital. She was a non-smoker and had an unremarkable past medical history. The RT-PCR test for COVID-19 resulted positive and she was then referred for a chest CT examination.