San Diego-based Naviscan won European clearance to bring to market its high resolution (1.6 mm) PET scanner and the matching PET-guided biopsy accessory. The scanner is predominantly to be used for mammography and guided breast biopsies.
The Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner is an optimized PET scanner designed to provide unprecedented metabolic visualization of small body parts. Through a unique combination of gentle immobilization, advanced photonics and image processing, this scanner provides tomographic images with resolution down to 1.6 mm. While the PEM scanner can image virtually any body part that can fit into the gantry, clinicians most often use it as an adjunct to conventional imaging to detect, stage, and manage breast cancer.
Features and Benefits:
FOV: 16 cm x 24 cm
High spatial resolution (1.6 mm)
Short 4 – 10 minute scan time
Compact, portable, easy to use
3-D tomographic PET images
(50% less force compression than mammography)
Press release: Naviscan Receives CE Mark Approval for Breast PET and PET-guided Biopsy
Product page: Naviscan
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