St. Paul’s Hospital has received a new whole-heart CT scanner for its emergency department.
It’s one of the most modern scanners, capable of imaging the heart in a single beat rather than taking several scans to put a picture together.
Dr. Jonathan Leipsic is the head of the department of radiology and says it’s not just for cardiac patients as other organs are done too.
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But he says being able to image the heart sets the standard.
“If you can image the heart very well, then you can image anything very well. I think that it does the heart very well is such a leap forward overall.”
According to a statement from the hospital, St. Paul’s sees more than 13,000 heart patients every year.