Technology | August 14, 2008

New GEMINI TF Big Bore Aims for Accuracy

Philips Healthcare’s GEMINI TF Big Bore features a full 85 cm bore for PET and CT scans. The new system allows for positioning flexibility and has a rigid table design to reportedly meet the accuracy requirements for treatment planning. 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, Philips said.

The system combines Philips’ GEMINI TF time-of-flight PET imaging technologies with its Brilliance Big Bore CT localization to consolidate radiation oncology procedures, aiming to increase potential for greater accuracy and improve scheduling. The company said it is the first system that offers tools and protocols to integrate PET functional images into radiation oncology, helping to consolidate procedures while maintaining premium image quality.

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