Canon to introduce new digital PET/CT scanner at RSNA 2019

By staff writers

November 19, 2019 -- Canon Medical Systems USA will unveil a new PET/CT scanner, called Cartesion Prime, at the upcoming RSNA 2019 meeting in Chicago.

The digital PET/CT scanner is based on Canon's silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) PET detector and Aquilion Prime SP CT detector technology. The new scanner will offer several features, including the following:

  • A silicon photomultiplier design with one-to-one coupling
  • Fast time-of-flight resolution to improve image quality
  • A large axial field-of-view to optimize the scanner's efficiency
  • Air-cooling technologies for better long-term maintenance

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