Introducing the EBCT C300 scanner, developed by Imatron technologies, which is the latest generation of diagnostic CT technology. The EBCT uses patented technology called electron beam computed tomography, a highly advanced CT technology that has no moving parts. Using an electron beam rather than the standard CT x-ray tube, imaging is done at speeds up to 10 times faster and with 1/10th the radiation of other CT scanners. EBCT is non-invasive, open, safe, and emits the lowest level of radiation in the CT industry.
The EBCT scan can perform imaging to create virtually motion-free visualization of the heart, vessels and all organs in the torso. With EBCT, our specialists can see premature, pre-symptomatic heart and vascular disease, lung cancer, colon cancers, other cancers, and abnormalities. These diseases, which are preventable and possibly curable when detected early, account for 90% of the causes of death, disability, or loss of productivity in adult men and women over the age of 40.
In light of these statistics, it may surprise you to learn that heart disease is preventable, and even reversible, if you know how to protect yourself. One of the best places to start is with precautionary measures, such as dietary changes, balancing your hormones, treating hypothyroidism, exercising, and reducing your sugar, grain and dairy intake. In addition, preventative screening is recommended.
EBCT uses a very low x-ray dose. Ordinary CT scans use a much higher dose. Any coronary artery calcium scoring system on a mechanical scanner will have up to 50% or higher unnecessary radiation dose to the patient. More than 100 peer-reviewed clinical studies have reported extremely high sensitivity and specificity, concluding that the EBCT is the most reliable and reproducible cardiac imaging modality when assessing coronary artery calcification.
Men and women, starting in their mid-40s up to about age 75 should consider a heart scan.If you are unsure, ask your medical provider.
Have peace of mind knowing that disease can be detected, safely and comfortably, in its earliest stages. Call us today to schedule your heart scan.