The world's first fully integrated Computed Tomography (CT) System that delivers optimal image quality, faster results, enhanced patient comfort, and more accurate diagnosis of cardiac,
thoracic, and vascular imaging applications.
State-of-the art imaging.
Faster results. Quality patient care.
Tristán Associates was proud to introduce the 64-Slice Computed Tomography scanner. This state-of-the-art scanner captures an unprecedented level of imaging that assists accurate diagnosis.
Head and Neck
Now, medical diagnosis that previously required invasive catheterization procedures can be performed in as little as a few minutes with much less risk to the patient.
A new way to view arteries
The Latest Technology
In the past, the recognized gold standard for detecting atherosclerotic plaque was the use of coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound. Today, however, the new 64-slice CT is considered to be one of the fastest, most accurate, and patient-friendly methods for cardiac, thoracic, and vascular diagnosis.
Quality Patient Care
Compared to conventional catheter angiography, the 64-slice CT system uses X rays to visualize blood flow in blood vessels throughout the body - eliminating the need for arterial puncture and recovery time afterward. Although contrast is required and injected intravenously, there is a lower risk of complications. As a result, patients typically leave shortly after the procedure.
The 64-Slice CT permits an unprecedented level of 3D imaging that can be viewed from any angle allowing an unprecedented view of the body and its blood vessels in particular.
In this normal volunteer, the coronary arteries are sharply depicted running on the surface of the heart. Other images, not shown, reveal the internal anatomy of the vessels, including the number and type of plaques, degree of narrowing, and other important information to help plan treatment.
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In this patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, the aneurysm is depicted in exquisite detail, and the relationship of the ballooned aorta to its nearby branches can be easily seen.
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The thoracic aorta, the main artery carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body, can be readily seen as a candy-cane shaped structure. Sophisticated techniques, such as graphically erasing the heart, can assist in ideally viewing the structure of interest; in this case, the thoracic aorta.
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