3D scans will allow all doctors to diagnose heart disease in no time and without considering invasive procedures.
The NHS is introducing an innovative 3D scanning system that can diagnose coronary artery disease and other heart disease in as little as 20 minutes.
Tens of thousands of patients will be evaluated and treated each year five times faster thanks to the use of this technology, which combines advanced imaging with artificial intelligence.
The 3D scanner to detect heart disease
In summary, this system is capable of transforming a CT scan of the heart into a 3D model. No longer a simple image to look at: what you get is a real heart "to cross". A facility that allows doctors to see if a patient has heart disease without the need for other tools or practices.
In clinical trials, 3D scanning to detect heart disease reduced the need for angiograms or other invasive procedures by a staggering 83%.
An ambitious plan
The program provides that the tool, called HeartFlow, it will be used on approximately 100.000 patients over three years. A precious help to put health "on par", helping doctors to deal with the arrears accumulated during the emergency due to Covid-19.
Matt Whitty, director of innovation and life sciences for NHS England, said HeartFlow has been a "huge success" in clinical trials and will now help "deliver tens of thousands of quick diagnoses and treatments every year and save lives" .
In the near future the diagnoses it will literally be disrupted by systems like HeartFlow. An entire pool of doctors will be able to put on VR viewers and literally enter the heart of a patient, to analyze any anomalies.