HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New use of 64-slice CT scan to be studied at HUP to help diagnose coronary artery disease in the ED

(Philadelphia, PA) The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is now utilizing a new high-tech tool to quickly and efficiently screen for coronary disease when patients complaining of chest pain come into the emergency room. It's a move that could save lots of time and money, reducing unnecessary testing and hospital stays.

The 64-slice CT scanner at HUP is now being used by the emergency department (ED) and could prove to be an effective tool in giving quick results to physicians so they can identify the 15% of patients whose chest pain is being caused by heart disease (and, conversely, weed out the other 85% of presenting patients who visit hospital emergency rooms each year complaining of chest pains. Patients who are eventually found not to have heart and coronary diseases.) An estimated 3,000 patients a year come into the HUP ER with chest pains. Nationwide, that number is about 5 million.

The new multi-slice CT scan which supplies experts with an exquisitely detailed 3-D image of the heart by utilizing unparalleled resolution and speed was recently featured in a front-page article in Time Magazine (Sept. 5th issue). Multi-slice CT is a new application of computed tomography technology, which can look at the coronary arteries as well as actual heart function, helping doctors to identify problems without invasive diagnostic procedures. The 64-slice CT scanner at HUP is the fastest available in the world at this point.

HUP is gearing-up for a clinical study to see just how useful this technology in the ED would be making HUP one of only a very few emergency departments in the entire country utilizing multi-slice CT in this manner. Only certain patients may benefit from or qualify for use of the multi-slice CT scan in the ED namely, those determined to have a low risk of heart disease. Physicians caution further investigation of this application will be needed before it can be more widely applied.

"Normally, when a pa
'"/>

Contact: Susanne Hartman
susanne.hartman@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
29-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Spinal manipulation in children studied
2. New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
3. ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) to be studied in new trial
4. Use of high hydrostatic pressure to inactivate Hepatitis A virus in oysters studied
5. Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
6. New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
7. RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
8. New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
9. Breast MRI may help determine surgical management of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
10. Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma
11. New blood test can diagnose and monitor treatment of Parkinsons disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... International Dark-Sky ... WALI wireless parking lot controller. This advanced LED wireless dimming controller, along with ... and protecting the night sky against light pollution. Leo Smith, the Northeast Regional ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... KitoTech Medical, ... convertible note financing, which will be used to accelerate the commercialization of its ... financing, the company will continue to expand its customer base of healthcare systems ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In ... only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... CHESTER, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... Just found out your dear ... cancer.” It’s heartbreaking when your friend or family member shares their diagnosis. Once the shock ... if I say the wrong thing? What are the best ways to help? Words are ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... business management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA ... can start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. , According ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... The flu season is right round the corner and ... equipped with all the necessary measures before it begins to harbor its effects on us. ... it is leaving a huge impact on our lives. Hence it has become even more ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bridge To A Cure Foundation ... is an adult and pediatric neuro-oncologist who serves on the Board of Directors at ... at Duke University Medical School. , Internationally recognized, Dr. Friedman is a widely published ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... AseptiScope, a privately funded San Diego, California ... Year by MedTech Outlook. , “AseptiScope is pleased to receive this recognition,” ... who wear gloves on their hands, goggles on their eyes, covers on their shoes, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: