Technology | June 15, 2008

Philips' New SPECT/CT Captures Low Dose, High-Res CT Images

June 16, 2008 – Philips released today its new Philips BrightView XCT, reportedly the first time a flat panel X-ray detector will be used for CT imaging in nuclear medicine, integrating Philips BrightView SPECT in a coplanar design with advanced flat-detector X-ray CT technology to acquire low dose, high resolution CT images and to improve registration confidence.

The BrightView XCT features technological advances that can reportedly enable low patient dose levels, high-resolution localization and high-quality attenuation correction with the potential for fewer artifacts and shorter exam times. This offers clinical advantages particularly in cardiology studies, the top procedure in nuclear medicine. In addition, the coplanar SPECT and CT capabilities limit, and in some cases eliminate, the need to move the table between scans.

Reduced movement can help improve patient comfort and allow for more confidence in image registration, the process of comparing, matching and superimposing the SPECT and CT images on one another for analysis. The BrightView XCT is also the only scalable SPECT and SPECT/CT system that fits into a 12-by-15.5-foot room and does not require special certification for nuclear medicine technicians.

For more information: www.philipshealthcare.com

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