By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

June 20, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers has completed the first worldwide installation of its Biograph Vision PET/CT system at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands.

Biograph Vision PET/CT
Biograph Vision PET/CT. Image courtesy of Siemens.

Biograph Vision features the company's new Optiso ultradynamic range (UDR) detector technology, which is based on silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) rather than photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). In addition, the lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) crystal elements are 3.2 x 3.2 mm for enhanced spatial resolution.

Siemens also highlighted Biograph Vision's reduced scan time and decreased radiation exposure to patients, as well as its 78-cm bore for enhanced positioning and advanced applications in radiation therapy planning.


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