CardiArc recently released a cardiac SPECT system with reportedly twice the resolution of existing devices designed to render sharper images of blood flow and function of their patients’ hearts – in reportedly half the time previously required. Specifically designed for use in outpatient settings and emergency rooms, the system fits easily in a 6-by-7-foot exam room without remodeling and runs on 110 Volts AC. The device uses solid-state CZT technology (cadmium zinc telluride). With no visible moving parts, patients sit upright, and according to the manufacturer, scan times range from two to six minutes at physician discretion.
Cardiac SPECT Technology Scans Twice as Fast with Twice the Resolution
Comparison of Ga-68-DOTATOC PET/CT with Y-90 DOTATOC PET/CT. Although the positron associated with Y-90 is rarely emitted, there is still sufficient signal to acquire a quantitative PET/CT image of Y-90 DOTATOC after a therapeutic administration. The white arrows indicate kidneys and the yellow arrows tumor. Credit: University of Iowa