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TeraRecon of San Mateo, CA, will be unveiling its MGC500 mini gamma camera to RSNA 2005 attendees later this month. The device is a handheld device developed for localizing sentinel lymph nodes, according to the firm.

2005 11 02 15 30 42 706Primary applications for MGC500 include intraoperative and presurgical lymphoscintigraphy. In addition, clinical uses such as superficial tumors can be imaged with the device, including mammary carcinoma and malignant melanoma, TeraRecon said.

MGC500 incorporates solid-state semiconductor cadmium telluride (CdTe) detector technology, which allows the device to be smaller, lighter, and more portable with higher spatial resolution and faster imaging capabilities than conventional scintillating crystal gamma cameras, according to TeraRecon.

The camera can localize sentinel nodes in about 60 seconds, and can achieve 1,024-pixel images (32 x 32 matrix size) with a pitch of 1.4 mm, TeraRecon said. It also has an energy window setting for up to three windows (60-300 keV), a field-of-view of 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1.76 x 1.76 inch), and a detachable 10-mm collimator, the developer said. Optional accessories include a 20-mm collimator for higher resolution imaging and a flexible arm unit and detector holder.

By Jonathan S. Batchelor
AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 3, 2005

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