Arkansas Heart Hospital was the first facility in the state to introduce the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 128-Slice CT scanner. This new cardiac CT technology provides more detailed images than a traditional CT scan. These features allow even the most clinically challenging patients (i.e., trauma patients) to be imaged faster with less radiation dose and producing higher quality images. This will inevitably save lives and enable doctors to better isolate and distinguish tissues, making it easier to diagnose patients. Providing this type of cutting edge technology to Arkansas residents is important to Arkansas Heart Hospital as we continue to lead the way in cardiovascular care.

The addition of this technology allows Arkansas Heart Hospital to provide a more accurate way to detect and prevent cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death for Arkansans. Installation of the Siemens 128-Slice CT SOMATOM Definition AS places Arkansas Heart Hospital at the leading edge of today’s CT technology. For Arkansans, this means access to one-of-a-kind technology that will be beneficial in detecting and preventing many types of cardiovascular diseases.

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