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#1 gschmitt

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 09:56 AM

This topic is only for the locations of the new high speed CT scanners that are being introduced around the country. If you know where one is located then please post the adress and other information here.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 01:08 PM

http://www.baptisthe...50,3690,00.html

Baptist Hospital:
8900 North Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33176
786-596-5991


Seeing the Heart at Work in Seconds

Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the third hospital in the nation to pinpoint heart problems in just five heartbeats. The Institute is using new technology that’s expected to revolutionize cardiac care. “This scanner with 64 rows of detectors has the potential to transform the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat heart disease,” said radiologist Jack Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., the Institute’s medical director of cardiac imaging. The $1.8 million, 64-channel detector CT scanner takes pictures of the heart and surrounding blood vessels in unprecedented detail.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 08:09 AM

http://www.froedtert.com/Home.aspx

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
800 272 3666


The GE LightSpeed VCT

(June 18, 2004) — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced the first patient scans using GE’s revolutionary new CT scanner, LightSpeed VCT, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  The LightSpeed VCT, available nationwide in late 2004, has the potential to transform the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses.
In less than one second, the system creates 64 credit card-thin images, totaling 40 millimeters of anatomical coverage, as it rotates around a patient’s body.  These images are combined to form a three-dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy for the physician to analyze. 
The LightSpeed VCT is able to noninvasively capture any organ in one second, scan the whole body in less than 10 seconds, and capture images of the heart and coronaries in fewer than five heartbeats, something no other CT system can offer. 

5-Beat Cardiac™

Heart motion has historically made CT cardiovascular scans challenging and prone to motion artifacts. The LightSpeed VCT will enable physicians to secure extremely high-quality images of coronaries at submillimeter resolution in only five beats of the heart. This capability will potentially make diagnostic evaluation of arterial stenosis faster and less invasive than catheter angiography.

The LightSpeed VCT is the sixth new LightSpeed CT product developed by GE Healthcare to be installed for clinical use first at Froedtert Hospital. For the past 22 years, GE Healthcare has worked with faculty physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin and tapped Froedtert Hospital as the primary clinical site for the company’s CT imaging equipment. Froedtert was the first hospital in the country to install a multislice scanner in 1998 and a 16-slice multidetector-row CT scanner in 2003, and now becomes the first global site to install a Volume CT scanner. 
“Our partnership with GE Healthcare has allowed us to provide cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic tools to Froedtert’s patients, and has helped facilitate Wisconsin’s efforts to become a hub of modern healthcare and technology advancement to the world,” Dr. Foley said.
The LightSpeed VCT installed at Froedtert also will be made available to other leading physicians for collection of clinical data and documentation of best practices for improved diagnosis of disease and injury, particularly among trauma patients experiencing cardiovascular and neurological symptoms.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 08:35 AM

http://www.uwmedicin...WMedicalCenter/

UW Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195
206-598-3300


UW Medical Center installs first Volume CT Scanner in the Western United States

UW Medical Center has completed the first installation in the western United States of a next-generation volume computed tomography (VCT) scanner. The Lightspeed VCT, manufactured by GE Healthcare, is able to non-invasively capture images of any organ in one second and capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in fewer than five heartbeats, something no other CT system can offer.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 07:15 PM

Here's a few more locations (links to sites)

Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH

Johns Hopkins - Baltimore, MD

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

Minnesota Heart Clinic - Twin Cities Metro area

MUSC Charleston, SC

Cardiology Associates - (private practice) Mobile, AL

UCLA Medical Center (unclear which locations)

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Manufacturer sites for 64 channel VCT Scanners:

GE

Toshiba

Siemens

Phillips

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 11:49 AM

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas TX

St. Joseph's Hospital Tampa FL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Washington DC region

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Evanston IL

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:43 PM

St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, Indiana
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:18 PM

had it done at Shands Univ of Fla in Jacksonville on a loan. back in 2005 earlier this year it since went to Mayo.
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:49 PM

Thanks good people for this great info :common076[1]:
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

Hey folks ... This is great information. I just thought this would be worthy of taking a second look and seeing if people know of newer places as I am sure there are new ones out there opening all the time as technology progresses.
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