Imaging in Living Color with Siemens Molecular CT
Demand for Siemens Biograph mCT supports need for new way of thinking in integrated imaging
“Since the introduction of molecular CT, we’ve seen a tremendous response from customers all around the world. Biograph mCT has already begun to change perceptions in the marketplace about integrated imaging devices that provide a better return on investment,” said
Molecular CT Makes Sense
Already installed at the
“We are extremely proud to be a national leader in the introduction of the Biograph mCT integrated imaging technology,” said
“Memorial Medical Center was also first to install Siemens Symbia T16 system, and a Biograph mCT will represent their continued commitment to being a leader in patient care,” adds Reitermann.
The Power of Advanced CT and PET Working Together
Tremendous advances in CT have enabled clinicians to prove the value of multislice capabilities, speed and resolution. Functional as well as anatomical imaging is achieved with today’s cutting-edge CT technology, but by adding “living color” to CT using molecular imaging biomarkers, such as FDG, the clinician is now able to visualize cell metabolism within tumors, offering personalized and very specific information about patients’ disease. Biograph mCT, with ultra HDÂ·PET technology, that combines time-of-flight (TOF) and point-spread-function (PSF) reconstruction, is the world’s only PET system that offers 2 mm uniform resolution throughout the entire field of view (FOV) and 4x enhanced lesion contrast compared to standard PET scans. In addition, Biograph mCT can achieve an unprecedented whole-body five minute PET-CT acquisition time by leveraging the combination of ultraHD-PET technology and Siemens exclusive extended field of view, TrueV.
Unprecedented Utilization Opportunity
From a bottom line perspective, to use one integrated scanner that offers shared services between molecular imaging and radiology departments is a highly efficient means of making the most of an institution’s imaging equipment and strengthening the existing workflows between the two departments. Biograph mCT offers scalability for both CT and PET, offering from 40 to 128 slices in CT, and a broad range of PET features from TrueV to ultra HD-PET, providing unmatched throughput, image quality and scan speeds. All of these features can be upgraded in the field.
Biograph mCT is the ultimate in efficiency: one team, one room, one machine, and one comfortable patient. With Biograph mCT, an institution may only need to purchase one imager instead of two, representing a huge cost-savings potential in a time when healthcare budgets are tight. The consolidation of equipment, staff and scan times can enable major cost savings, return on investment and excellence in patient care, as well as patient and staff satisfaction when innovation and integration work together.
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