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It reduces metal artifacts by applying iterative calculations. The reduction in intensity can be selected according to the ROI and the clinical indications of the examination.
CardioConductor is the function which tracks heart rate range during the patient's breathholding practice and automatically calculates imaging and image reconstruction parameters based on the cardiac data collected*1. As to imaging parameters, it is possible to chose either "Auto", focusing on ease of use, or "Manual", allowing free customization.
After image acquisition, CardioHarmony automatically*2 selects the phase of the cardiac cycle possessing the minimal amount of cardiac movement as the optimal cardiac phase. Search times for the optimal cardiac phases, which is a bottleneck in the workflow of cardiac CT, can, therefore, be significantly shortened.
In this example, the heart rate changed from 37 to 72 bpm during scanning, which makes it difficult to find the stationary phase. The optimal cardiac phase can be found easily by using CardioHarmony.
The tube current modulation can be set for up to 2 phases and, in doing so, it is possible to reduce the dose in cardiac CT examinations.
Since the patient table moves up to 200mm laterally, operator can position the Region Of Interest (ROI) close to the center of the scan field without touching the patient. If the region of interest is offset from center of the scan field, then a post recon is required to align to the reconstruction center. However, by using IntelliCenter, this process can be skipped*3 and, as a result, the examination time is expected to shorten*4. In general, it is expected to improve the spatial resolution of the image by setting the scan area at the center of rotation. The integration of table lateral movement and tilt scanning also allow more flexibility in head examination. CTDIVol is reduced by a minimum of 8.0%*5 when the head is shifted near the center of rotation and the dose compensation filter is switched from standard to small.
The large monitor at the front of the gantry ensures smooth scan guidance to the patient. 11 languages are installed to guide breath hold during the scan.
Breath Guide displays are mounted at three locations on the gantry to indicate breath hold timings to the patient during the scan. These can be seen from any patient position. The guidance is displayed in 11 languages selectable with auto-voice.
- Dual Energy Scan
- Shuttle Scan
- Calcium Scoring
- riskPointer(LAA Analysis)
- fatPointer(Body fat analysis)
Using the DICOM standard, it is possible to transfer dose information as a DICOM Structured Report (DICOM SR) to PACS etc.
Simple Dose Report
Dose information can be transferred to PACS etc. as a secondary capture image.
3-Unit Design - Compact space
The entire system comprises just three components*6; gantry, patient table and operator console. No additional units, such as system transformers, are required, so the space in the CT room can be maximized for clinical use.
Eco mode has two functions: On-time Standby and Off-time mode.
The On-time Standby function controls the units mounted in the gantry, thereby reducing power consumption by up to 48% compared to Eco mode OFF.
The Off-time mode cuts off the electricity, but maintains the operating readiness of the detector. With Off-time mode, the power consumption during standby is reduced by up to 60% compared to when not in use.