Souped-up CT scan speeds up diagnosis

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 06:26 AM EST

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Dr. James Goldstein stands next to the advance CT scanner at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. Dr. Goldstein is the main researcher into ways to diagnose more rapidly whether people who come to the ER with chest pain really are having a heart attack.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)A computerized heart scan may start easing the emergency-room wait, giving doctors a faster picture of clogged arteries to help determine who can go home — within just four hours — and who needs more care.


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