Technology | November 12, 2006

Philips Puts Focus on Nuclear Medicine

By improving image quality with low count-rate imaging, GEMINI TF opens the door to the next emerging set of applications for PET — molecular imaging. GEMINI TF is available in 16-slice and 64-channel CT configurations.
Also on display will be Precedence with 64-slice CT. The introduction of the 64-slice Precedence broadens the capabilities of the platform by performing cardiac imaging on patients who can benefit from the imaging procedure. For patients with normal myocardial perfusion scans, equivocal nuclear studies or abnormal myocardial perfusion scans, hybrid SPECT/CT can help identify early disease states and clarify diagnostic ambiguity. Precedence 64-slice SPECT/CT can produce CT-based attenuation correction and perform cardiac CT procedures, such as calcium scoring and coronary CT angiography (CTA), in one episode of care, on one system. It can also produce SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in half the time of conventional scanners.

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