Philips has introduced its Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging system at RSNA in Chicago this week. The newly FDA cleared Vereos uses digital photon counters instead of traditional analog detectors, which should greatly increase image quality.
The PET detector captures pairs of photons that are emitted from the body during decay of an injected radiotracer. The Vereos uses digital photon counting enabled by all-digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog ones. According to Philips, advantages of this technique include an approximately two-times increase in sensitivity gain, volumetric resolution, and quantitative accuracy compared to analog systems.
Some of the benefits of the system according to the product page:
High image quality at low dose with iDose
Shortest bore in the industry
Integrated ambient lighting
Improved treatment planning
Increased diagnostic confidence
Product page: Philips Vereos PET/CT…