At GE we believe great care happens by design. So when we set out to design the new Optima CT520 scanner, we started with a broad vision: to help healthcare providers deliver the best patient care. Then we went to you, our customers, and asked you how to make this vision a reality. We listened to your recommendations and responded with a next-generation, intelligent 16-slice CT scanner that sets a new standard for clinical excellence and diagnostic versatility. Customer-inspired enhancements include superb image quality with advanced dose-optimizing features. Streamlined workflow to help you better manage your daily routine. And a host of technological innovations, such as IQ Enhance, Xtream Integrated Injector, ASiR,* VISR, SmartView* Fluoro, Optidose*, Volara* DAS, and more.
Built on reliable and proven technology, Optima CT520 combines advanced clinical capacity with economic value. And it will continue to meet your clinical needs long into the future. A strong field service network backed by digital services and remote capabilities, along with a wide range of educational opportunities, ensure lifetime support.
Efficient, accurate diagnosis
CT imaging has a variety of innovative uses in vascular studies. Angiography is one of the fastest-growing CT procedures. As a result, the demand for easy-to-use vascular analysis has also grown. Optima CT520 makes the angiography exam workflow efficient with proven IQ Enhance technology. IQ Enhance accelerates helical pitch and lets you scan at the same coverage speed as a 50-slice CT. This gives you the speed you need to catch the arterial phase while still delivering the spatial resolution needed to accurately visualize tiny vessels or quantify stenosis. IQ Enhance helps you improve the speed versus image quality balance. To simplify workflow, the Xtream Integrated Injector lets you synchronize the start of the injection and scan acquisition. Remarkable 3D images, automated bone removal, and one-click vessel tracking simplify processing and communicating with referral doctors or vascular surgeons.
See more with CT
From diagnosis to treatment planning and monitoring, CT is one of the most powerful and versatile imaging tools in the fight against cancer. Optima CT520 enables you to see anatomy and lesions clearly and understand the diagnostic landscape more thoroughly, with optimized dose. High-quality images, streamlined workflow, fast acquisition speed, and dose optimization help you detect and evaluate small lesions and follow them over time, or provide a detailed evaluation of tumor extension. ASiR delivers up to 40% reduction in radiation dose with no compromise in image quality1. This is particularly helpful for procedures where low dose is especially desirable—for example, for lymphoma and other patients requiring multiple follow-up scans or for patients who are more radiosensitive
ASiRinside – A leap ahead in dose management
ASiR may help clinicians achieve dose reductions while delivering the diagnostic image quality needed for con?dent diagnosis. It may also improve low contrast detectability. ASiR changes the dose paradigm across many anatomies and patients. Based on customers’ experiences using ASiR technology, excellent diagnostic image quality at low dose has been demonstrated across exam types and body regions.
Dose reduction with ASiR is combined with GE Healthcare’s proven OptiDose technologies that deliver dose reduction at the source. It includes 3D modulation, which automatically adjusts the mA as you scan along the x-y-z axes, and prepatient collimation to block X-rays not needed for the image and optimize the beam width to improve geometric dose ef? ciency. Color-coded pediatric protocols provide intuitive management of pediatric exams, categorizing children into one of eight colored categories based on their weight and size so clinicians can select the rightsized scan technique. The easy-to-archive, DICOM-structured dose report is generated after every scan, providing dose parameters and a clear summary of how the procedure was performed.
Volumetric Image Space Reconstruction (VISR) are 3D ? lters that reduce image noise (standard deviation) without compromising spatial resolution to provide clear visualization in neuro and cardiac imaging, to deliver diagnostic image quality with potentially lower mA.
Speed of a 50-slice CT
Who says you have to sacrifice image quality for speed? Optima CT520 with IQ Enhance helps improve the speed versus image quality balance. IQ Enhance reduces helical artifacts in thin-slice helical scanning to increase coverage, improve image quality, and reduce dose delivered to the patient by using a higher pitch. It lets you scan at coverage speed equivalent to that of a CT with a 50-slice detector. From head to toe, you get high-quality images across a wide range of clinical applications.
Optima CT520 collects cubic data sets of the smallest practical volume, delivering remarkable images in 3D and multi-planar reformatting (MPR)-20 mm coverage with 0.625 mm isotropic cells. For resolution as small as 0.35 mm in all directions throughout the body—reproduced at anytime and in all planes. The Optima CT520 image chain is powered by GE’s exclusive Volara DAS, which delivers high processing power for high-resolution images and low-dose performance. It reduces noise up to 33%, for outstanding image quality, even in difficult areas such as the shoulders and hips, and in large patients. DAS also reduces noise in low-contrast, soft-tissue body and neuro studies, and in pediatric exams. But acquiring data is just the first step. Fast image reconstruction with transfer speeds up to 16 fps and Direct MPR help you quickly manage and assess large datasets with ease—for pulmonary embolism, trauma, CT angiography, and more.
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