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A broad spectrum of physicians including internists, primary care physicians, endocrinologists, OB-GYN specialists and others who are confronted daily with the challenges and questions of heart disease are now incorporating the EBT coronary artery scan in their medical practices.
Lewis Meyer, commented, "Coming on the heels of the recent Expert Consensus Statement from the ACC and AHA, which questioned the specificity of the Imatron EBT coronary artery scan and its value in measuring progression of coronary artery disease, these new and important results go a long way toward establishing the EBT coronary artery scan as the new gold standard for assessment of coronary atherosclerosis in intermediate risk subjects.
The challenge of the cost effective application of statin drugs cries out for the use of the only inexpensive, non-invasive and accurate method of diagnosing early heart disease, the Ultrafast CT(R) Coronary Artery Scan.
Raggi's study are unprecedented in the field of cardiology, providing physicians with an opportunity to focus treatments on those patients with atherosclerosis, independent of historically accepted cardiac risk factors," he said, "and underline our confidence that the EBT coronary artery scan must inevitably become widely accepted in the physician community and by the public at large.
Lewis Meyer, CEO of Imatron, applauded the work done by these prominent researchers, commenting, "The appropriate use of Imatron's proprietary EBT coronary artery scan in select groups of patients with atypical chest pain could save millions of dollars in unnecessary coronary angiography expense and medical risk annually.
Imatron's Coronary Artery Scan (CAS) is a non-invasive test able to detect and quantify calcium in the coronary arteries.
We at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are excited about our ability to utilize the Coronary Artery Scan by Ultrafast CT(R) as an important new tool in our preventive cardiology program.
This clearly supports our position that the non- invasive Coronary Artery Scan by Ultrafast CT(R) can detect plaque formation in the coronary arteries at an earlier stage than these two widely accepted procedures.
Of critical importance was the observation that zero scores tended to remain zero over time, suggesting the value of EBT in confirming a very low risk of coronary artery disease, both at the time of the initial coronary artery scan and in the future.
Given the overwhelming body of clinical evidence supporting the use of Imatron's Ultrafast CT(R) in diagnosing early stage coronary artery disease, we see demand for the non-invasive coronary artery scan using the Imatron EBT scanner growing rapidly through the year 2000 and beyond.

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