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Scanning Systems, Computed Tomography/Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

Definition : Scanning systems designed to combine computed tomography (CT), frequently a multislice helical CT, and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system capabilities. The combined system uses SPECT imaging to detect metabolic abnormalities and CT scanning to localize lesions within the body; this combination permits acquisition of a fusion (i.e., integration) of anatomic and functional (molecular) information with a multiple scan in a single procedure with better results than those obtained when the two images are taken separately. These systems usually consist of CT and SPECT scanners mounted in a common mechanical support within a single gantry, common tables, workstation, monitors, and appropriate software to allign both scanning systems' data and images. The systems may be also used when needed for separate CT and SPECT studies without loss of technical performance. CT/SPECT combined systems are intended to facilitate faster and more accurate evaluations; they are used mainly for diagnosis, treatment planning, and evaluation of therapy in cardiac, orthopedic, and oncology patients.

Entry Terms : "Hybrid CT/SPECT Systems" , "Combined CT/SPECT Scanning Systems"

UMDC code : 24013

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MEDX Inc

Company Type: Parent

MEDX has been a leading provider of new, remanufactured and refurbished nuclear medicine equipment, accessories and parts. In that time, MEDX has delivered over 3,000 nuclear medicine cameras and accessories to facilities all over the world.

NeuroLogica Corp

Company Type: Parent

NeuroLogica Corporation, located in the Boston metro area, conceives, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative medical imaging equipment for healthcare facilities and private practices worldwide.Established in 2004, NeuroLogica's founders have over 100 years of combined experience in the design, development and manufacturing of imaging systems including ultrasound, CT, PET, radiation therapy and MRI.

Positron Corp

Company Type: Parent

Originally a research and development company focused on technology, Positron's business strategy has evolved over the past 3 years from an imaging device manufacturer to a company that provides a comprehensive "full nuclear cardiology solution". Positron is actively pursuing key initiatives to ensure the growth and longevity of the company, as well as, the industry by securing the supply of key isotopes, providing necessary radiopharmaceuticals that apply to both PET and SPECT imaging modalities and offering attractive financing solutions.

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