Executive Health Program uses a GE LightSpeed VCT 64-Slice
Scanner System, currently one of the most advanced technologies
in health care. Computed tomography (CT) is a noninvasive
screening tool that provides clear and detailed images of the
body's internal structures. This process can provide executives -
and their doctors - with valuable information to help identify
potential future health risks before they may become symptomatic.
With a total of up to 64 slice acquisitions per rotation, the
LightSpeed VCT 64-Slice Scanner provides advanced speed for
Executive Health Program procedures.
During a CT scan, the equipment moves around the patient, who
lies stationary on a table throughout the procedure. Thousands of
X-ray measurements are acquired and processed by a computer that
displays the corresponding images on a computer screen. These
two- or three-dimensional, cross-sectional images are often
referred to as "slices." Physicians on the medical staff can
shade, rotate, correlate and measure the anatomy in the images.