GE Healthcare received FDA clearance for the Brivo NM615 nuclear medicine scanner with SPECT capability. This is a budget-oriented single head system that approaches the performance of a dual head and allows for lower doses of injected radioisotopes compared to similar systems.
The device already has the European CE Mark of approval.
More about the Brivo NM615 from GE:
GE Healthcare Brivo NM615 is engineered to help accommodate more patients than previous generation GE nuclear medicine systems. With its large 28” (70cm) wide bore and table capable of handling patients up to 500lbs. (227 kilograms), the Brivo NM615 provides access to a wide variety of patient sizes. The system can also be upgraded on site to the GE Healthcare Discovery* NM630 or the Discovery* NM/CT 670 SPECT/CT hybrid systems through on-site hardware changes. As a result, Brivo NM615 may protect the initial investment by expanding the ability to serve patients well into the future at even faster speeds and with SPECT/CT hybrid scanning capability.
The more precise the information healthcare providers can get about a patient’s condition, the more effectively that patient can be treated. A step forward in detector design, the Elite NXT detector enables exceptional image quality. Elite NXT detectors are designed to offer outstanding SPECT resolution and exceptional contrast for superb image quality, all to help clinicians diagnose patients early and accurately. Ultra-thin design and auto-body contouring minimize the distance between the patient and the detectors for excellent resolution while SPECT-optimized collimators and the exceptionally high count rate enable extremely precise event detection.
In institutions and centers with high patient volumes, Brivo NM615 may provide an affordable solution to help clinicians increase capacity without compromising image quality; and thanks to the simple upgrade path, physicians facing budget constraints can choose the solution that meets their needs now and know that as their needs evolve, their system can too..
Brivo NM615 can be used with the advanced Xeleris* workstation–which integrates new and existing nuclear medicine equipment, including legacy GE and non-GE devices, and is designed to provide consistent results and enhanced workflow. Xeleris can keep clinicians connected to images and applications from PACS and PCs within their institution and remotely.
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