News | June 12, 2014

Philips Vereos Digital PET/CT Has Improved Detector Performance

First digital PET/CT scanner joins suite of molecular imaging solutions

Philips Vereos Digital PET/CT Has Improved Detector Performance

June 12, 2014 — Philips Healthcare recently introduced Vereos PET/CT, the first digital PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) scanner, at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in St. Louis. In addition to Vereos, Philips showcased a selection of molecular imaging solutions designed to deliver high image quality, critical clinical information and greater connectivity.

The Vereos PET/CT uses digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog detectors, creating a step change in performance that includes approximately two-times increase in sensitivity gain, volumetric resolution and quantitative accuracy compared to analog systems. These improvements can ultimately be translated into high image quality, increased diagnostic confidence, improved treatment planning and faster workflows.

"From connected devices to data-driven insights, the pace of imaging innovation is allowing us to see more," said Gene Saragnese, chief executive officer, Imaging Systems, Philips. "Molecular imaging technology is leading the way with digital detection and advanced visualization built on insights from those at the heart of care."

Visitors to the Philips booth at SNMMI had the opportunity to interact with Vereos digital PET/CT clinical images and technology using engaging 3-D visualization tools. The experience provided clinicians an understanding of how Vereos can be used to deliver customized care to meet their most pressing needs.

During the SNMMI annual meeting, Philips also hosted a series of three "Innovation Talks" in its booth theater area, spotlighting customers, scientists and industry thought leaders who discussed topics related to the current and future landscape for digital PET, patient-centered imaging and the importance of creating customized workflows to help manage patient care and radiation dose.

Other advanced molecular imaging technology solutions showcased include”

  • iPatient: An advanced platform with an intuitive interface, iPatient helps to facilitate patient-centered imaging, allows for efficient communication between the CT system and injector, and aids in the delivery of appropriate contrast dose and consistent image quality.
  • BrightView XCT: A SPECT/CT system designed entirely for nuclear medicine, BrightView XCT enables low patient dose levels, high-resolution localization and high-quality attenuation correction, for smart assessments and short exams with the patient's comfort in mind.
  • IntelliSpace Portal: Part of Philips' family of clinical information systems within Philips Healthcare’s Informatics Solutions and Services Group, the IntelliSpace Portal offers extensive clinical coverage, streamlined workflow and continuous evolution of advanced visualization and analysis capabilities within a single solution.

For more information: www.philips.com/snmmi

Related Content

Novel scanners may open door for prognostic assessment in patients receiving cochlear implants

Iva Speck, MD, explains research showing that novel, fully digital, high-resolution positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of small brain stem nuclei can provide clinicians with valuable information concerning the auditory pathway in patients with hearing impairment. The research is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (read more at http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/current). Video courtesy of Iva Speck, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany.

News | PET-CT | March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 — Novel, fully digital, high-resolution...
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows an important predictor of PET-CT use

Rustain Morgan, M.D., and colleagues show racial/ethnic disparities in use of important imaging during lung cancer diagnosis. Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Cancer Center

News | PET-CT | March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020 — The use of PET-CT
 “Cyclotrons used in Nuclear Medicine Report & Directory, Edition 2020” that describes close to 1,500 medical cyclotrons worldwide
News | Nuclear Imaging | March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020 — MEDraysintell released its new and unique report “...
MR Solutions’ dry magnet MRI system for molecular imaging on display at EMIM 2020
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 — MR Solutions will be displaying its la
Potassium Molybdate Mo 99 Source Vessels for RadioGenix System

Potassium Molybdate Mo 99 Source Vessels for RadioGenix System (Photo: Business Wire)

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a
SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are released into the hepatic artery.

News | Nuclear Imaging | February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 —  ...
Nuclear imaging equipment growth in 2020
News | Nuclear Imaging | February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 — The nuclear imaging equipment
A 50-y-old postmenopausal woman with fibroadenoma (arrows) in left breast

A 50-y-old postmenopausal woman with fibroadenoma (arrows) in left breast. (A) Unenhanced fat-saturated T1-weighted MRI shows extreme amount of FGT (ACR d). (B) Moderate BPE is seen on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI at 90 s. (C) Mean ADC of breast parenchyma of contralateral breast on diffusion-weighted imaging with ADC mapping is 1.5 × 10?3 mm2/s. (D) On 18F-FDG PET/CT, lesion is not 18F-FDG-avid, and BPU of normal breast parenchyma is relatively high, with SUVmax of 3.2. Photo courtesy of K Pinker, et al., Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

News | PET-MRI | January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 — Researchers have identified several potentially useful...