Siemens is reporting that their first tomograph with so-called HD-PET technology, a PET-CT unit called Biograph 40 TruePoint, has been installed at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
System features, taken from the product brochure and product website:
TruePoint PET-CT completely integrates the functional sensitivity of PET with the rich anatomical detail of diagnostic multislice CT. Exclusive technologies, such as the award winning Patient Handling System (PHS), HI-REZ, LSO, Pico-3D, True C, and SureView, offer superb image quality for improved diagnostic confidence. With Biograph’s leading-edge technology, you can be more confident in your ability to detect changes in molecular activity even before anatomical changes become visible.
TruePoint PET-CT helps you to reveal primary tumors, detect metastases, quantify uptake, and reduce false positives. Whether you’re working in oncology, cardiology, or neurology, you need the most complete set of information possible in order to make a truly accurate diagnosis. Only TruePoint PET-CT reveals the tiniest abnormalities in the clearest detail.
HD-PET providing a new level of PET performance LSO crystals for faster scans HI-REZ offering unsurpassed resolution TrueX providing uniform PET resolution and 2x improvement in signal-to-noise ratio TrueV providing the longest axial field of view TrueC offering model-based scatter correction calculated independently for every patient and bed position UFC detectors providing stunning CT image quality SureView ensuring maximum image quality at any speed CARE Dose4D for real-time dose modulation z-Sharp for the highest spatial resolution available