Dose is an important piece of the patient experience for many imaging modalities, but it becomes doubly important for hybrid images. With key innovations in both SPECT and CT technology, Discovery 670 DR helps support reduction of dose all around.
In nuclear medicine dose, image quality and time are closely linked. Historically, it’s been impossible to change one without having to adjust another. Evolution technology changes that relationship by applying a resolution recovery algorithm that models the collimator-detector response. The result permits up to half the scan time or up to half the dose while delivering the same image quality as from a full time or full dose scan6.
Innovative CT reconstruction, ASiR, has been clinically proven to allow for CT dose reduction. Conventional CT reconstruction techniques are simple and fast, but with a high sensitivity to noise and artifacts. By modeling the cause of noise for each patient and application type, ASiR reconstruction algorithm may allow for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images, thereby reducing the dose required4.
A system’s design can be the difference between spending five extra minutes setting up an exam and having five spare minutes to ensure your patient is comfortable. Discovery 670 DR helps you spend more time with your patients. Its new ergonomic cart streamlines collimator exchanges between exams. Scan ranges are easy to set with an interactive bedside ruler and positioning lights. And the Ignite user interface allows you to preprogram three step protocols allowing you to select the patient, study and image processing in a matter of seconds.