|Imaging Techniques Could Support Doctors Treating Heart Patients|
Researchers in Ottawa, Canada believe that using an imaging technique which involves combining Position Emission Tomography (PET) with the imaging agent florodeoxyglucose (FDG) could help to decide whether a patient could benefit from a stent or a bypass surgery. Doctors would be able to confidently determine whether patients suffering from heart failure could see their condition improved.
Robert Beanlands, chief of cardiac surgery imaging at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, recommends that in cases where it is available this course of action should be taken, as the FDG PET has proven to be a useful tool in supporting the health of heart patients needing treatment to improve blood flow.
RioMed’s Cellma is complete with an imaging module, that would facilitate improvements to the effective treatment of heart patients, when used in conjunction with fully customized assessments, providing the necessary foundation for quality treatment. Its compatibility with other heart reading machines offers doctors a means of evalutating their patients holisitcally and effectively, and providing their patients with optimum service.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 07 February 2011 )|