Medical Definition of Electron beam computerized tomography (EBCT)

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Electron beam computerized tomography (EBCT): A rapid imaging test for detecting calcium deposits in the arteries of the heart. It is a form of CT scanning that uses an electron gun instead of regular x-rays.

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Reviewed on 12/31/2018

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