At the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, Siemens Healthineers has unveiled its RT Pro edition for Biograph Vision PET/CT scanner and MAGNETOM Sola 1.5 Tesla MRI machine to help with radiation therapy planning. Both systems are specifically designed to aid in planning of radiotherapy procedures and each features some major improvements over previous devices.
The RT Pro Edition for Biograph Vision PET/CT comes with a brand new detector that has the highest available sensitivity characteristics and produces higher image resolutions. Its 78 cm bore lets large bodies slide in and out and allows for various positioning and navigation accessories to be placed inside with the patient. The system has a host of features dedicated to respiratory gating to get rid of motion artifacts when breathing and to match up the CT and PET signals accurately.
The MAGNETOM RT Pro edition for MAGNETOM Sola sports a new magnet and the technical architecture to drive it. Features include image stabilization, anti-distortion capabilities, automatic axial image reconstruction for processing of data in radiation therapy planning software.
The MRI can be interfaced with positioning lasers to make sure alignments are just about perfect.Software for the device allows to create synthetic computed tomography (CT) images made from MR images, in many cases avoiding having to have patients also get CT scans.