A new BrightView X, a scalable SPECT camera that can be easily upgraded with CT when physicians are ready for the full capabilities of BrightView XCT has been introduced by Royal Philips Electronics. Nuclear Medicine now available with the BrightView XCT; SPECT, PET, and CT processing can all be accessed on one common platform, helping to speed diagnosis and streamline work flow. Orthopedics has already witnessed expanded application of The BrightView XCT. It is a general purpose nuclear medicine SPECT/CT camera that was introduced at last year’s SNM. The fastest PET scanner, was also introduced by Philips, extending its leadership in Time-of -Flight solutions.
BrightView XCT can be used for applications in orthopedic studies, which is a field that typically relies heavily on X-ray imaging, alongside its utilization in cardiac studies. The first ‘no compromise’ SPECT/CT hybrid system to address physicians’ needs for high quality localization and attenuation correction with a flat-panel CT will be showcased by Philips at SNM 2009. SNM 2009 will allow fro patient dose reduction and increased diagnostic confidence. To improve image registration and enhance a positive patient experience, Philips BrightView XCT uses a unique co-planar design that allows the acquisition of SPECT and CT with minimal table movement between scans in most cases. Flexible breathing protocols also set it apart from other systems by allowing patients to breathe normally during both SPECT and CT scans.