Siemens launches PET/CT with large FOV at EANM 2020

By staff writers

October 23, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers is launching Biograph Vision Quadra, a new PET/CT scanner with a 106-cm axial PET field of view (FOV), at this week's virtual European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) meeting.

Biograph Vision Quadra enables simultaneous whole-body imaging from the top of the head to the thigh, according to the company. The system is designed for both clinical and research use, particularly translational research that applies scientific findings to the development of new therapies and procedures.

Biograph Vision Quadra
Biograph Vision Quadra, a new PET/CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers. Image courtesy of Siemens.

The PET/CT system uses the same 3.2-mm silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) detector technology and time-of-flight performance found in the company's Biograph Vision line, and has an extended 106-cm axial field of view (FoV) -- four times the PET axial FoV of the Biograph Vision 600.

Siemens believes the improvement will deliver better sensitivity and also enable users to visualize patient anatomy during PET radiotracer uptake over time. In addition, the combination of SiPM detectors and extended FOV on Biograph Vision Quadra enables more anatomical coverage in a single bed position than other PET/CT scanners, enabling quicker scans at a lower radiation dose.

Biograph Vision Quadra has the CE Mark, according to Siemens.

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