GE launches Discovery PET/CT 600

GE Healthcare of Chalfont St. Giles, U.K., has introduced its new Discovery PET/CT 600 scanner at the annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in Munich, Germany.

The system is designed primarily for oncology and combines GE's BrightSpeed CT with its Discovery PET system. It features a scintillator with bismuth germanate crystal technology for enhanced lesion detection, potentially reducing dose requirements and allowing for faster scans and increased patient throughput.

Discovery PET/CT 600 also offers a 70-cm bore that provides a full 70-cm PET and CT field-of-view, and a patient table with a capacity of 500 lb. The greater vertical scan range also is designed to provide more flexibility in radiation treatment planning and patient positioning.

Discovery PET/CT 600 has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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