Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. February 27th. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Current Location:
> This Story

Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment




Molecular Imaging Homepage

Women's brains appear three years younger than men's at the same age: PET study A machine-learning algorithm assisted with the analysis

Dennis Durmis MITA names chair of board of directors

Researchers find new PET tracer that better detects melanoma than 18F-FDG 18F-P3BZA could become the new gold standard

RadioMedix scores $2 million contract for Targeted Alpha-emitter therapy Treatment for neuroendocrine tumors

FDA clears United Imaging's total-body PET scanner Creating 3D images of entire human body in 15-30 seconds

FDA clears MIM SurePlan molecular radiotherapy software Can measure the absorbed dose from MRT for individual patients

Rob Beanlands ASNC names president for 2019

Former South African nuclear executives to appeal suspensions in court Involves monthslong shutdown of NTP Radioisotopes medical isotope plant

FDA grants Fast Track designation to 64-Cu-Dotatate Used in PET diagnostic exams for suspected neuroendocrine tumors

Editorial takes aim at NRC efforts to lower the bar for nuclear medicine providers 'The NRC has abdicated its role as a protection agency for patients' say authors

Siemens showcases SPECT/CT, PET/CT and software platforms at SNMMI

by John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent
At SNMMI 2017 in Denver, Siemens Healthineers offered a new array of nuclear imaging products designed to bring flexibility to health care providers pacing their adoption of new technology at a rate their individual budgets allow.

The company is also seeking to leverage its reputation for technology investments in SPECT/CT, PET/CT and molecular imaging software with the demands of outcome measurements and bundled payments.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED

The Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT offers customers an option for expanding into dual-use capability. According to Collin Schaffer, Global Product Marketing Manager with Siemens Healthineers, while the system was just FDA-cleared in January, it’s officially being rolled out at SNMMI 2017.

“But we've been talking to hospitals and clinics about it, and we've already had five installs worldwide,” Schaffer told HCB News.

The reason for the early demand is that the Symbia Intevo Bold system is designed for the growing practice of CT and SPECT dual-use. This is especially true for sites that are seeking backup CT capability, but also want the option for performing both SPECT and CT on patients in the same scheduled exam.

The system also – for the first time – offers the SAFIRE (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction) algorithm, which Siemens said can reduce patient radiation exposure by up to 60 percent.

“Symbia Intevo Bold advances the dual-use capabilities of SPECT/CT, enabling exceptional image quality in both forms of imaging at the lowest possible dose,” said Jim Williams, head of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging.

According to Schaffer, the unit also features iMAR (iterative Metal Artifact Reduction) to handle the growing population of patients with dental and orthopedic implants. Any image of such patients is at risk of artifacts that lead to difficult interpretation of exams, which can increase costs, and inconvenience the patient.

“From 2016 to 2026 the number of orthopedic hip and knee joint replacement procedures is projected to double in the United States. So this is a system that enables hospitals and clinics to to address even the most challenging exams with the best image quality at the lowest possible dose,” Schaffer told HCB News.

Siemens also announced at SNMMI that the FDA has cleared its Biograph Horizon Flow edition PET/CT system. The system allows continuous bed motion scanning to enable personalized PET scans based on a patient’s anatomy. The unit is designed for radiation therapy treatment planning, and to capture respiratory gating images up to five times faster than previous unit designs.
  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

Molecular Imaging Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.