Dual Source CT in cardiac imaging

Dual Source CT in cardiac imaging

Explore untapped potential

Cardiac CT was the initial driver of Dual Source CT – and users have employed Dual Source technology to push boundaries ever since. With a world of applications to explore, how can we help you tap into the full potential of Dual Source CT?

Explore untapped potential in cardiac imaging now

Transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions are rapidly evolving and with that the need for imaging is increasing, to accurately assess the anatomy of the valve and the right ventricular function, especially in patients with a high surgical risk.1,2

Experience how Dual Source CT enables the evaluation of challenging valves thanks to its high intrinsic temporal resolution.

The assessment of myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) fraction has been studied as a new approach towards the noninvasive evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. MRI as the noninvasive standard for the assessment of ECV has some known limitations and contra-indications.3 Dual Source CT could be your cost-effective alternative offering high spatial resolution.  

78% of FFRCTs rejections are caused by motion artifacts due to poor temporal resolution.4 Benefit from outstanding visualization of coronaries leading high acceptance rate with Dual Source CT.

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is considered the gold standard imaging modality used prior to catheter ablation to exclude the presence of thrombi in the left atrium or left atrial appendage.

However, this modality is semi-invasive, time-consuming, and uncomfortable for patients. Dual Source CT is a fast, non-invasive alternative providing complete visualization of left atrium, left atrial appendage and pulmonary veins.5

In addition to the general challenges for cardiac MRI in pediatrics, structures such as the coronary arteries of neonates may be difficult to visualize with the lower spatial resolution of MRI. The latest studies have shown that Dual Source CT allows for free breathing acquisitions at low dose and high accuraccy.6,7  

Whitepaper: Clinical benefits of fast native temporal resolution

Cardiac Imaging when native temporal resolution matters

Clinical benefits of Dual Source CT

How do you tackle cardiac imaging challenges posed by tachycardic patients or children with high heart rates – when the diastolic phase is simply too short or unpredictable for conventional single source cardiac CT scans?

Dual Source CT offers such high native temporal resolution that you can simply turn to the systolic phase and generate high quality images with fewer motion artifacts. Discover ten clinical scenarios where this unique capability of Dual Source CT can make a difference – compiled in an exclusive and easy to read whitepaper.

DSCT in cardiac imaging

Venkat Polsani, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging, Piedmont Healthcare, discusses his clinical experience using Dual Source CT for CT angiography image acquisition of transcatheter valve therapies.

Heart disease is a growing concern. How do you achieve optimal procedural planning with a diverse patient mix? How do you get high-quality images even when facing the challenge of cardiac motion?

DSCT was designed to answer these challenging questions through industry-leading native temporal resolution and precision.

Watch the video to learn how to acquire high-quality images for even the most challenging and advanced cardiac applications.

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