A New Way to Check for Heart Problems - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/30/06

A New Way to Check for Heart Problems

It's the newest way to check the heart with the most precise three and four dimensional images and on Thursday, the region's second CT Scanner was unveiled at the Heart Hospital.

It is an incredible test that can diagnose life-threatening heart conditions without the discomfort of sending a patient to the cath lab for an angiogram. With this, the patient gets an injection then is rolled into this donut looking machine which takes more than 3,000 pictures in about 12 seconds. "We are imaging a moving object. Unlike the arm that you could hold still or some other part of the anatomy, the heart is in constant motion," said Tom Morgan, the Director of Radiology.

The first C-T scanner for this region was introduced at the Brogan Heart Center last September.

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