Cyrus Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. has been a reliable, successful imaging center in the Lake Mary and Greater Orlando area for more than 20 years providing quality diagnostic testing for local physicians and their patients. Now the center is proud to unveil a new technology to uncover heart disease.
The commitment to provide the best service to the community has always been Cyrus Diagnostic Imaging’s goal. It has recently added the latest CT scanner technology, the 128-slice CT. The device not only offers much faster CT scanning, but it also opens the door to new types of cardiac and gastroenterology testing that could not be done before.
The previous scanner, the 64-slice CT, could not deliver the sharp images that can now be seen on the new 128-slice scanner. The new technology allows CT scans to be performed on patients with atrial fibrillation. In contrast to the previous 64-slice scanner, the radiation exposure is cut in half, yet the images are much more accurate, and the software is so powerful it can reconstruct each vein, artery, and muscle in a mind-blowing, three-dimensional image.
The new technology is now used to detect coronary disease in patients and is used to monitor those who previously had coronary disease by verifying that their stents and bypass grafts are open. The test can also detect other cardiac and pulmonary illnesses. It can detect blood clots in the pulmonary arteries, aneurysm in the aorta, dilation of the heart muscle, or weakness in the heart muscle.
The cardiac CT angiography can rule in or rule out a myriad of conditions, and it is noninvasive. The test requires injection of contrast dye through an IV in the arm, and it is over within minutes.
The 128-slice CT scan is a perfect test for patients who could not have other tests like a stress test or someone who did not want to have an invasive test like cardiac or pulmonary angiography. The new CT can be used anywhere in the body and can show any organ from the tiny vessels in the brain and in the legs to the bowel in the abdomen.
The 128-slice CT has introduced the concept of CT Colonoscopy (Virtual) to examine the large bowel from the inside, from the outside, and to observe the wall of the colon, all through the 128-slice scanner. It is a test that provides superior imaging quality without having to physically insert an endoscope.
Medical imaging technology moves quickly. It was only a few years back when the 16-slice CT scanner was the best available tool. Today, as patients reap the benefits of the 128-slice CT to receive a quicker, more accurate scan with less radiation and more comprehensive results, Cyrus Diagnostic Imaging continues to provide the best available services with a keen eye on the future.