GE Healthcare has released the latest version of its SPECT/CT system, the Infinia Hawkeye HD Enhanced. GE is claiming that the new system delivers up to 50% lower radiation dose from the SPECT component “than standard cardiac and bone protocols”.
More details from the press release:
The Infinia Hawkeye HD Enhanced offers the ability to deliver up to 50 percent lower NM patient dose than standard cardiac and bone protocols and low CT dose ranging 0.1 – 1.7 mSv for attenuation correction and localization purposes.
Further, due to reduced siting requirements, reduced scan time and one of the industry’s lowest hybrid SPECT/CT cost of ownership, the Infinia Hawkeye HD Enhanced enables access to the hybrid SPECT/CT imaging technology to more patients. And, with the highest documented and published hybrid SPECT/CT imaging impact on patient management, Infinia Hawkeye 4 helps enhance clinician confidence and is proven to change clinical interpretation in an average of 35 percent of SPECT/CT cases when compared to SPECT alone.
The Infinia Hawkeye HD Enhanced’s SPECT helps doctors focus on metabolic abnormalities that are present earlier than the anatomical changes can be seen with CT alone. Allowing registration of both images for a comprehensive pathology picture in a single exam, Infinia Hawkeye 4 helps physicians eliminate guesswork and enable them to plan better patient treatment.
Infinia Hawkeye HD Enhanced CT allows delivery of reduced effective dose to patients and may save patients from repeated and possibly unnecessary diagnostic CT scans through the help of the Volumetrix™ IR, which accurately registers Infinia SPECT studies to external CT scans of the same patient using the Hawkeye CT scan as a bridge. Further, with its Evolution™ application, the Infinia Hawkeye 4 delivers uncompromised SPECT and NM scan image quality at one-half the standard injectable dose.
Combining Ignite™, DICOM worklist, fully IHE compliant MPPS (Modality Performance Procedure Step) with flexible “free-geometry” gantry, Infinia Hawkeye 4 streamlines the workflow by automating the setup, imaging, reporting and archiving process.
Benefitting from advanced applications first introduced on the Discovery NM/CT 670, the Infinia Hawkeye 4 also offers Cardiac Morphing™ and Volumetrix™ MI, further expanding the capabilities of this advanced hybrid solution.