The new CT device, one of the first in the world to be used at Semmelweis University, could revolutionize cardiovascular medicine and oncology diagnostics. The new device with a photon counter detector available at the Medical Imaging Clinic shows a detailed image that allows the detection of cancerous lesions and “deposits” in the coronary arteries of the heart, the so-called plaques should be recognized at an early stage. Meanwhile, thanks to photon counting technology, it reduces the radiation dose by almost half.
Thanks to its unique photon counting technology, Siemens Healthineers Naeotom Alpha CT enables much more detailed spatial resolution compared to traditional CT, so that even a few millimeters of abnormalities can be identified – from tumors to calcareous vessels and stenoses. A CT device equipped with a photon counter detector is a real technical breakthrough, says dr. Maurovich Horvat Pál.
The director of the Medical Imaging Clinic highlighted that Naeotom In addition to grayscale images, Alpha is also capable of taking color CT scans based on tissue properties, allowing for even more accurate diagnosis in imaging of the lungs, skull, and joints in addition to oncology and cardiology. In the field of oncological diagnostics, it is of great importance that the new CT is suitable for the numerical determination of the composition of the lesions with a spatial resolution of 0.2 mm, so that benign and malignant tumors can be distinguished with greater certainty – informed dr. Maurovich Horvat Pál.
With conventional CT devices, it is difficult to assess the extent of coronary stenosis with calcareous deposition, but thanks to photon counting technology, lime plaque and the implanted stent can also be “seen” behind it, which is why the new CT can play a key role in identifying cardiovascular disease. in – emphasizes dr. Béla Merkely, rector of cardiology. He added that such devices need to be put in the hands of doctors in order to achieve world-renowned results.
Rita Oroszné Vincze, Managing Director of Siemens Healthcare Kft., Said that more than 15 years of research and development work at Siemens Healthineers has now come to fruition. During the development, the specialists kept in mind that the equipment also meets the special imaging requirements of the cardiology, oncology and pulmonology fields.
He highlighted that a close R&D collaboration between Semmelweis University and the company had begun two years ago. The new equipment opens up further opportunities for collaboration between the university and Siemens Healthineers. Regarding the CT imaging speed, the CEO noted that the entire heart can be imaged during a heartbeat.
The device, which is a world first, was handed over on January 10, 2022 at the Imaging Clinic of Semmelweis University by dr. In the presence of László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology. The new device, purchased from a university source and worth about one billion forints, arrived at the clinic at the same time as the American world premiere.
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