Lightspeed CT Scanner
This system provides highly detailed images of the human body. The scanner provides images in a fraction of the time previously required, allowing more accurate diagnoses of a wider variety of conditions. It also gives physicians the ability to view thin cross-sections of the internal anatomy without the need for exploratory surgery. The Lightspeed scanner captures the entire body's anatomy as a volume of information. Physicians are then able to extract 2-D and 3-D slices and models in any cross-sectional plane desired, which allows for rapid and noninvasive disease diagnoses. Studies of the abdomen and pelvis that previously took 30 minutes can now be done in 30 seconds. Studies of the lungs can now be performed during a single breath hold. The Lightspeed scanner is an important diagnostic tool with many functions, including general diagnostic imaging, trauma imaging, advanced 3-D orthopedic imaging, oncology and diagnostic angiography.