SPECT-CT

SPECT-CT combines single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) gamma cameras and computed tomography (CT) into one imaging system. 

Nuclear Medicine is the New Personalized Medicine

Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare.

Feature | October 03, 2014
Remember the race to map the human genome, when the widest international collaboration in history went up against the...
News | June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 — BC Technical and UltraSPECT Inc. have entered into a long-term agreement to provide their customers...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | June 20, 2014
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new technologies in nuclear imaging that were on...
Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, SPECT/CT
Technology | June 13, 2014
June 13, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular...
Feature | June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014 – Taking their pick, biomedical researchers can now conduct five different imaging studies in one scan...
News | June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014 — Low back pain is not only excruciating but also debilitating for countless sufferers. Unfortunately,...
Siemens Symbia Intevo
Feature | June 05, 2014
June 5, 2014 — Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the...
Symbia, Intevo, SPECT/CT, Siemens

The Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT is the first system to integrate SPECT and CT into a unified dataset for much improved image quality.

Feature | May 06, 2014 | Raissa Rocha and Dave Fornell
The past year saw the release of several new, innovative technologies to improve nuclear imaging in both positron...
News | April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 — ICB Intl. Inc., (ICBI), announced the development of a tracer for imaging alpha-synuclein (a-Syn) in...
News | April 03, 2014
April 3, 2014 — A new paper published by a joint U.S. and Canadian team in PLOS One suggests SPECT (single-photon...
Whole Body PET

Coronary CTA on the Somatom Force produces high-resolution stent imaging with a 0.18 second scan at 70 kV exposing the patient to just 0.43 mSv. The patient's heart rate varied between 58 to 70 bmp during the exam. Color image shows two long stents. The curved MPR image in grayscale shows the details in the LAD stent. Image provided by Siemens Healthcare, copyright Institut fur Klinische Radiologie und Nuklearmedicin, Universitatsmedizin Mannheim Medizinische Fakultat Mannheim der Univesitat Heidelberg

Feature | February 03, 2014 | Greg Freiherr
What was once diagnostic imaging is on track to becoming much more. Radiology is on the verge of a new era in which its...
Thomas Jefferson University Concussions Nuclear Imaging SPECT
News | January 29, 2014
January 29, 2014 — Researchers are seeking to understand what happens inside the living brain after a concussion.  In a...
nuclear imaging spect spect/ct IMV
Feature | December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 — A report released by IMV Medical Information Division found that providers of nuclear medicine (NM...
Siemens, Siemens logo, Siemens Healthcare
News | October 01, 2013
October 1, 2013 — Based on its recent analysis of the molecular imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Siemens...
Moving Awareness to Action in Nuclear Medicine Dose
Feature | September 27, 2013 | E. Gordon DePuey, M.D., director of nuclear medicine, St. Luke?s-Roosevelt Hospital, N.Y
The call for dose reduction in nuclear medicine continues to find its voice, with both the Society of Nuclear Medicine...
Patient Killed During Nuclear Imaging Scan and GE Healthcare initiated a Class I recall of several of its nuclear imaging systems. SPEC Scanner kills patient.

The gamma camera portion of SPECT/CT systems (the box-shaped structures mounted to the front of the CT gantry) can weigh well over 1,000 pounds.

Feature | September 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell
Diagnostic imaging is generally considered safe and noninvasive, so it is extremely unusual for a patient to die from...
GE Healthcare Recalls Many of its Nuclear Imaging Systems
Feature | July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013 — GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of most of its SPECT nuclear imaging systems and called...
PET vs. SPECT, nuclear imaging advances with BFPET

BFPET demonstrates higher resolution in the evaluation of myocardial perfusion in this series of images contrasting the results of a PET scan done with FluoroPharma's fluorine-18 based agent and a SPECT study done with sestamibi. Images were captured during an investigator-initiated study of BFPET conducted at 301 Hospital in Beijing, China.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | July 23, 2013 | Dave Fornell
Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT...
Feature | June 20, 2013
June 20, 2013 – No matter where they have hidden, metastatic prostate cancer cells still express some of the same...
News | June 19, 2013
June 19, 2013 — By targeting both bone cell activity and immune response and improving imaging data interpretation,...