Imaging

“The photon-counting CT scanner is our workhorse”

Cardiologist and radiologist Professor Pál Maurovich-Horvat, MD1, reports on the experiences he made with the new technology.

4 min
Doris Pischitz
Published on November 15, 2022

In cardiac imaging, photon-counting computed tomography (CT) visualizes small coronary vessels, stents, and plaques in high resolution and helps physicians provide precise answers to guide treatment and therapy decisions.

Image of in-stent restenosis acquired with photon-counting CT.
[Figure 1] 63-year-old man with shortness of breath. The patient underwent coronary stent implantation multiple times and had 8 stents implanted in total in the left and right coronary arteries. The arrow shows a focal, severe in stent restenosis at the ostium of the LAD.)

Pál Maurovich-Horvat talks about photon-counting CT in Cardiology.

Image of severe stenosis acquired with photon-counting CT.
[Figure 2] 62-year-old man with atypical chest pain. The arrows indicate severe stenosis in the dominant LCx and in the proximal LAD.

By Doris Pischitz
Doris Pischitz is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.