News | June 15, 2008

Large Bore PET/CT System Aims for Flexibility

June 16, 2008 – Philips is showcasing what is reportedly the ever large bore PET/CT system—the Philips GEMINI TF Big Bore, with a full 85-centimeter bore for PET and CT scans, that allows for positioning flexibility and has a rigid table design to meet the accuracy requirements for treatment planning, according to the company.

The GEMINI TF Big Bore allows clinicians to image patients in the same position they are treated, expanding PET/CT capabilities beyond diagnosis, staging and follow-up to include therapy planning. The system combines Philips’ GEMINI TF time-of-flight PET imaging technologies with its Brilliance Big Bore CT localization to consolidate radiation oncology procedures, increase potential for greater accuracy and improve scheduling. It is reportedly the first system that offers tools and protocols to easily integrate PET functional images into radiation oncology, said to help to consolidate procedures while maintaining premium image quality.

The first Philips GEMINI TF Big Bore will be installed later this year in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine as part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in conjunction with the Abramson Cancer Center and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

For more information: www.philipshealthcare.com

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