Technology | February 25, 2010

PET Application Helps Improve Detection of CAD

The syngo Dynamic PET software with myocardial blood flow is a cardiac imaging application for the Biograph PET/CT scanners that may have significant impact on the diagnosis of patients with advanced coronary artery disease (CAD) and specifically, with those patients with multivessel disease, or those who are asymptomatic.

The application offers a new method for quantitatively evaluating the extent of ischemia via high-performance PET/CT imaging and advanced applications. syngo Dynamic PET with myocardial blood flow enables the more definitive measurement of myocardial blood flow during PET perfusion studies as compared to regular myocardial perfusion studies. Combined with the advanced 3D PET performance of the Biograph family of PET/CT scanners, conventional static perfusion and the dynamic perfusion required for myocardial blood flow is now possible with single-injection protocols for virtually all patients with no additional scan time or patient dose.

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