December 18, 2017 - Siemens new "dual-use capabilities of SPECT/CT enabl[es] exceptional image quality in both forms of imaging at the lowest possible patient dose,” says Jim Williams, head of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging.
Siemens Healthineers (Malvern, Pa) aims to meet the growing trend of health care facilities using SPECT/CT systems in a dual-use setting, mirroring the rise of dual-use positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, with the debut of the Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT system, at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging. . This new SPECT/CT combines the company’s single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) technologies with new, high-performance CT capabilities to enable a wide range of clinical applications.
According to Siemens, more facilities are utilizing SPECT/CT systems as standalone or backup diagnostic CT systems. Additionally, institutions are looking to maximize efficiency for SPECT patients who also require a diagnostic CT scan by acquiring both sets of images on the same system. For these reasons, demand is increasing for SPECT/CT systems with optimal CT capabilities. Addressing that demand, the new Symbia Intevo Bold offers a host of optional applications that bolster the CT imaging capabilities of SPECT/CT.
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