Siemens is releasing a value oriented PET•CT scanner, the Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET•CT. Featuring the same advances available throughout the Biograph TruePoint line, the product is aimed toward a smaller clinic and a poorer economic outlook.
The system is built for patient comfort and reflects features of the Siemens flagship Biograph mCT model. It is equipped with a 500-pound (227 kg) capacity patient bed and efficient workflow system. The system offers faster scan speeds at lower patient doses; important when patients need multiple scans for oncology treatment planning and follow-up.
The Biograph 16-slice PET•CT offers 2 mm uniform PET resolution throughout the field of view and a two-time improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, which provides for small lesion detection. Fast scanning and low patient radiation dose is accomplished through Siemens TrueV extended PET field of view. Providers can achieve scans at twice the scan speed or half the patient dose.
Siemens’ industry-leading dose protection, Care Dose 4D, is also included with Biograph TruePoint systems. With advanced imaging tools, the Biograph 16-slice PET•CT system offers an affordable and reliable imaging solution that can satisfy the needs of an institution of any size, and is able to grow at the same rate as clinical requirements dictate.