The EBCT C300 scanner, developed by Imatron technologies, is the latest generation of diagnostic CT technology. The C300 uses patented technology called Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT), a highly advanced CT technology that has no moving parts. Using a scanning electron beam rather than the standard CT x-ray tube, imaging is done at speeds up to 10 times faster and with 1/10 the radiation of other CT scanners.
Advances in imaging make the C300 the “gold standard” in heart and vascular imaging, and also allows high-resolution chest, spine, and abdominal imaging.
The C300 is non-invasive, open, and safe, and emits the lowest radiation in the CT industry and it is the only imaging technology to offer 33, 50, or 100 milliseconds (ms) True Temporal Resolution images at up to 30 frames per second. This type of capability is important because the fastest possible scan modes are required to image high and/or irregular heartbeats often associated with patients with developing or advanced heart disease.
The C300 unique capabilities enable the scanner to perform high-speed, high-volume (but very low radiation) imaging to create virtually motion-free visualizations of the heart, vessels, and other organs, allowing any specialist to see premature, pre-symptomatic heart and vascular disease, lung cancer, colon cancers, and other cancers. These “diseases,” which are preventable through early detection, account for 90% of the causes of death, disability, or loss of productivity in adult men and women over the age of 40. These diseases share common origins or “risk factors” and common prevention/wellness strategies.