Siemens Healthcare in India introduced two cutting-edge technology solutions, further strengthening its portfolio of offerings for healthcare service providers in India. The two new solutions are Biograph mCT Flow & Symbia Intevo. The solutions were launched at SNMICON 2013 held in Mumbai on December 12, 2013.
Biograph mCT Flow is the first positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system that moves the patient through the gantry while continuously acquiring PET data in lieu of sequential static acquisitions. Symbia Intevo is the world’s first xSPECT system, a new modality that integrates the full data sets of both single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT). It provides quantitative images for highly reliable monitoring and evaluation of treatment response.
“At Siemens Healthcare, our mission is to innovate to advance human health. The Biograph mCT Flow and Symbia Intevo solutions are excellent examples of living this mission. With unique features that boost image quality and dose reduction, both Biograph mCT Flow and Symbia Intevo provide enhanced patient comfort while helping distinguish between malignancies and degenerative diseases,” said Mr. K N Sudhir, Business Head-Molecular Imaging, Siemens Healthcare, India.
Biograph mCT Flow:
Biograph mCT Flow – a groundbreaking new PET/CT system, for the first time ever, overcomes the limitations of conventional bed-based PET/CT with FlowMotion, a revolutionary new technology that moves the patient smoothly through the system’s gantry, while continuously acquiring PET data. Biograph mCT Flow with FlowMotion takes routine image quality to a new level by enabling imaging protocols based on the organ’s need. FlowMotion expands accurate and reproducible quantification in all dimensions for precise disease characterization in therapy monitoring, while enabling physicians to offer as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) dose to every patient. Additionally, the combination of a 78 cm bore with five-minute ultra fast scanning and a continuous sense of progress throughout the scan provides the patient with a more comfortable exam experience.