The EBCT Scanner
Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT) is a new diagnostic tool for the detection of atherosclerotic disease in its earliest stage. Numerous studies have shown that conventional clinical risk scores fail to identify a large percentage of patients with significant atherosclerotic burden. EBCT has the highest accuracy (99%) of clearing patients for atherosclerotic disease among all non-invasive imaging techniques. Its radiation exposure is comparable to that of a mammogram and about 20 times less than conventional CT scans.
At Cypress Preventive Imaging, we provide the following services with our EBCT Scanner:
As an alternative to a colonoscopy, a 'virtual colonoscopy' can be performed by our EBCT machine. This is a non-invasive scan of the colon that uses low doses of radiation to create a virtual map for analysis.
Coverage for an EBCT Heart Scan is mandated by Texas Law for individuals meeting these criteria:
This test checks for the build-up of calcium in plaque inside your coronary arteries. Normally, these arteries don't contain calcium; the presence of calcium is an indicator of Coronary Artery Disease.
- Men ages 45-76
- Women ages 55-76
- All Diabetics
- Individuals at intermediate or higher risk for Coronary Heart Disease
View the following links to read up on the EBCT scanner. It could be the first step towards a healthier you!