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In nuclear medicine, scanners get more sensitive, software more specific

Lisa Chamoff, Contributing Reporter | June 17, 2019
Molecular Imaging
From the June 2019 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine


With a high sensitivity, low doses of radiation can be injected in animals, with shorter imaging times for all three modalities. The scanners also come with a wireless user interface.

The SPECT scanner uses special laser-sintered collimators that Van Holen likens to 3D printing.

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"That's really key to having good image quality in a small box," Van Holen said.

The PET system launched in 2016, and the company is using a couple of European grants to investigate translation into clinical use. Van Holen estimates that the first clinical prototypes from the company may come in two to five years.

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