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High-tech imaging that saves lives

The use of three-dimensional images of a Computed Tomography (CT) scan to visualise heart arteries is invaluable in providing a correct diagnosis

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OBVIOUS ADVANTAGES A CT scan is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that can be completed within seconds. In highly experienced centres, it is very accurate and can be completed with low-radiation doses. - FILE PHOTO

IS it possible to scan the heart of an outpatient in a few seconds and visualise the heart arteries in three-dimensional views without inserting a tube into the heart arteries? The answer is yes. Over the past decade, advances in imaging technology has resulted in an increasing use of non-