News | Nuclear Imaging | November 16, 2015

GE Features Latest Molecular Imaging Technology at RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ with Q.Clear technology and Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro with Q.Suite for SPECT/CT imaging highlight offerings

GE Healthcare, molecular imaging, PET/CT, Discovery IQ, Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ PET/CT image courtesy of GE Healthcare

November 16, 2015 — GE Healthcare’s Molecular Imaging business will showcase the Discovery IQ positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) platform at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, delivering both outstanding image quality and intelligent quantitation. According to the company, Discovery IQ delivers the highest NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) sensitivity (up to 22 cps/kBq), the largest axial field-of-view (up to 26 cm) and the highest clinical NECR (Noise-Equivalent-Count-Rate) in the industry. Discovery IQ can image with both half the PET dose and half the scan time.

GE Healthcare’s new Q.Clear technology is a critical component of Discovery IQ. It delivers, for the first time, no trade-off between image quality and quantitative standardized uptake value (SUV) measurements. By providing two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy (SUVmean) and image quality (signal-to-noise ratio) in PET/CT imaging, this tool provides benefits to physicians across the cancer care continuum from diagnosis and staging disease to treatment planning and assessment.

GE will also be showcasing the Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, which brings cutting-edge CT technology to nuclear medicine by now integrating with GE’s Optima CT540. It combines  50-slice equivalent CT speed for extended fast coverage of time-critical scans with advanced CT applications; dose management tools such as OptiDose, DoseWatch and ASiR; and a streamlined workflow for challenging stand-alone CT procedures.

Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro also features GE’s Q.Suite for single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT technologies. Two elements of Q.Suite for SPECT/CT are Q.AC and GE’s newest software innovation in nuclear medicine, Q.Metrix. Q.Metrix, a user-friendly application for measuring and reporting standard uptake values in the organ or lesion of interest, enables personalized, quantitative SPECT SUV results with multi-dimensional organ and lesion characterization. Q.AC is an image reconstruction technique designed to help improve accuracy of SPECT attenuation correction that enables quantitative SPECT measurements even at very low dose.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

Related Content

PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy
News | PET Imaging | March 18, 2019
A new study positron emission tomography (PET) scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which...
Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients
News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019
Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach...
Fujifilm Launches Three New Software Tools for Aspire Cristalle Digital Mammography System
Technology | Mammography | March 15, 2019
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA announced it has fulfilled all U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | March 15, 2019
As a VNA, GE Healthcare Ce
Canon Medical Introduces Entry-Level Aquilion Start CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. introduced the all-new Aquilion Start computed tomography (CT) system to the European...
Researchers Create New Method for Developing Cancer Imaging Isotopes

Prototype fluidic system for zirconium-89 purification. Image taken through a hot cell window at the Department of Radiology, University of Washington. Image courtesy of Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 14, 2019
A team of researchers at the University of Washington announced they developed a new automated system for producing...
Siemens Healthineers Debuts Cardiovascular Edition of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
Siemens Healthineers will introduced the Somatom go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its established...
Esaote Introduces MyLab X8 Ultrasound Platform
News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 13, 2019
Esaote announced the launch of MyLab X8, a high-performance, versatile ultrasound platform to support hospitals and...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019
At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its...
Iron Measurements With MRI Reveal Stroke's Impact on Brain

Images show illustrative examples of visual R2? modifications within substantia nigra (SN) at baseline (24-72 h) and follow-up (1 y) in striatum (participants 1 and 2) and control groups (participants 3 and 4). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

News | Stroke | March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 — A simple ...