Revolution Apex: that’s the name of the new CT scanner from the technology group General Electric that was purchased by the AZ Sint-Elisabeth and has recently been used at the radiology (medical imaging) department of the Zottegem hospital. Compared to older devices, this high-tech scanner of the latest generation has many advantages.
This is how the Revolution Apex CT . delivers sharper image quality, despite a reduction in the amount of contrast fluid that has to be administered, and the greatly reduced radiation dose that can be better tailored to the patient’s build and needs. Thanks to the extremely high rotational speed of the X-ray tube and the wide detector, also moving organs (such as the heart) can now be perfectly imaged, even in patients with a higher heart rhythm (less need for medication to influence the heart rhythm).
Furthermore, the new CT scanner also distinguishes itself, compared to older generation devices, in terms of reducing ‘metal artifact’, ie. even in the presence of metal objects like e.g. a hip prosthesis allows accurate imaging. In addition, this Revolution Apex delivers, in addition to the purely anatomical imaging, also more functional information allowing for better detection of metastatic lesions and better evaluation of therapy response