November 18, 2004
Multidetector CT scans, a new way to diagnose heart disease that takes only seconds and provides pictures so clear they show every clogged artery, may revolutionize cardiology.
At a cost of about $700, it can largely replace invasive, $4,000 diagnostic angiograms. In a CT scan, X-rays pass through the heart and are picked up by detectors that send information to a computer that constructs an image. The new multidetector… read more