Nuclear medicine

The researches find that the Kawasaki Medical University, Yokohama’s research hub for state-of-the-art medical science and services has acquired an ultra-high-resolution E-Class U-SPECT6/CT system for preclinical imaging. Therefore E-Class stands for “Economical Excellence” and is based on MILabs’ award-winning generation of broadband photon tomography. Because It is the only nuclear imaging system that can image mice with the same visual acuity as can be obtained from imaging humans with clinical scanners.

U-SPECT6/CT system

Prof. Masayuki Inubushi; principal nuclear medicine investigator and a Japanese opinion leader in molecular imaging states: If we expect to see structures in a mouse that we are used to see in human imaging; we will need to achieve comparable anatomical and functional resolution. But Today; this resolution can only be achieved with a MILabs U-SPECT/CT system”. Prof. Frederik Beekman; founder and CEO/CTO of MILabs comments: They are grateful that our system can contribute to the pioneering translational research work of Prof. Inubushi.

Among his past accomplishments are the first off simultaneous imaging of co-injected PET/SPECT complementary oncology tracers on a MILabs VECTor PET-SPECT-CT installed at the National Institute for Radiological Sciences in Japan”. Therefore The SAFIRE2 (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction) algorithm; which delivers excellent CT image quality while reducing patient radiation dose by as much as 60 percent. But SAFIRE enables fast image reconstruction for easy implementation and reduces noise while maintaining detail visualization.

Amount of diagnostic information

The iMAR3 (Iterative Metal Artifact Reduction) algorithm; which reduces metal-related artifacts caused by metallic materials such orthopedic and dental implants. This capability reduces or eliminates artifact-induced distortion in CT images and canapply the CT images for attenuation correction to provide a more enhanced; accurate SPECT image. An optional IVR (interleaved volume reconstruction) feature reconstructs overlapping CT images up to 32 slices to extract the maximum amount of diagnostic information from measured data; enabling evaluation of small structures such as lesions or fractures.

IVR improves spatial resolution in the z-direction of all CT scans; regardless of pitch. Therefore The single-source dual energy capability employs two sequential spiral CT scans operating at different kV levels to combine tissue information with disease morphology; but improving image quality. Post-processing applications using syngo Dual Energy software include monoenergetic; Calculi Characterization, and gout.

For SPECT imaging, SPECT Quant4 quantification technology enables automated, accurate; and reproducible quantification of Technetium-99m , Iodine-123, Lutetium-1775; and Indium-111. Therefore This capability extends the use of advanced SPECT quantification from general nuclear medicine and bone studies to indications including neurological disorders; neuroendocrine tumors, and prostate cancer.