Technology | October 12, 2008

New Molecular CT Adds Metabolic Information from PET

Siemens Medical Solutions said its new molecular CT is designed to provide a premium-imaging platform and is a practical solution for today’s shrinking healthcare budget.

The new technology, Biograph mCT, combines a CT with molecular capabilities, a PET scanner with unlimited capabilities in CT and a high performance integrated imager that can be used to achieve true collaboration and cooperation between diagnostic imaging specialties, according to the company.

Biograph mCT is designed to obtain functional, anatomical and molecular information from one, noninvasive diagnostic exam, and aims to adapt to virtually any patient and any clinical need with higher resolution, contrast and speed. The clinician has the option of using CT in conjunction with the high-definition PET technology or as a standalone CT. Depending on the case, molecular contrast can be used for additional metabolic information. Biograph mCT is reportedly the only imaging device to offer whole-body PET-CT scanning in just five minutes.

With a small footprint, large bore, a short tunnel and an extra-wide, 500-pound-capacity bed (227 kg), Biograph mCT is designed to accommodate all kinds of patients -- including pediatric, bariatric and geriatric -- comfortably and easily. Biograph mCT’s large 78 cm bore can also help to alleviate patients’ sense of claustrophobia and allows better positioning of RTP devices, such as breast boards, and makes scanning of obese patients easier.

Biograph mCT adapts to virtually all patient types and clinical needs. Its sotropic resolution in CT brings out the finest anatomical details in every scan -- routine and advanced -- limiting motion artifacts. It is available in detector configurations of 40-, 64-, and 128-slices, a first in integrated scanners. Biograph mCT’s HD-PET technology delivers detailed images with up to four times as much contrast. It is reportedly the only PET technology that offers 2 mm uniform resolution throughout the field of view (FOV).

Biograph mCT also addresses two of the foremost concerns related to scanning: scan time and radiation dose. With its ultra-low dose capability and super-fast PET acquisition time, scanning can be less stressful for the clinician and the patient, according to Siemens.

Related Content

Researchers Awarded 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA Research Grants
News | Radiology Imaging | November 13, 2018
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation recently announced the...
The Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System displayed for the first time at ASTRO 2018.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
Fujifilm's first FDA-cleared compu...
MaxQ AI Receives FDA Clearance for Accipio Ix Intracranial Hemorrhage Platform
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | November 07, 2018
MaxQ AI announced that its Accipio Ix intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) detection software has received 510(k) clearance...
GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at ASTRO 2018. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018
This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the ...
Results of the vertebrae-based analysis (383 vertebrae in 34 patients) for detection of BME.

Results of the vertebrae-based analysis (383 vertebrae in 34 patients) for detection of BME.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 06, 2018
The following is a summary of a study published in the
The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

The NeuViz 16 Essence from Neusoft Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 05, 2018 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
According to an industry mark...
Carestream Spotlights Healthcare IT and Imaging Systems at RSNA 2018
News | Information Technology | October 31, 2018
Carestream announced it will be displaying several imaging and healthcare information technology (IT) offerings at the...
IMRIS, Siemens Strengthen Collaboration in Hybrid OR Neurosurgical Market
News | Hybrid OR | October 24, 2018
IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging, in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, announced a strengthened collaboration to advance...
Fujifilm Unveils FCT Embrace CT System for Oncology
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 23, 2018
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently introduced the FCT Embrace computed tomography (CT) system. Powered by...
The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. #ASTRO2018 #ASTRO #ASTRO18

The Aquilion Precision CT system from Canon offers very high resolution imaging, which may aid in cancer detection and improved treatment planning in radiation oncology. 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018 – At the 2018 American Society of...