MiE, NIS get FDA OK for PET upgrade
Article Thumbnail ImageMay 16, 2013 -- Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE) and Nuclear Imaging Services (NIS) have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its ECAT Scintron upgrade.

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ECAT Scintron is an upgrade to Siemens Healthcare's ECAT 47, ECAT HR+, and ECAT Accel legacy PET systems, according to the companies.

The upgrade involves removing workstations based on ACSII and Sun Microsystems operating systems and replacing them with new PC-based technology. The upgrade provides new and existing users of the ECAT-series PET systems with access to faster processing speeds, new acquisition protocols, and parts availability, the firms said.