Digirad launches Ergo solid state nuclear medicine camera
11 April 2011
Digirad has launched the Ergo, a new range of solid-state,
nuclear medicine cameras. In the UK it is available from Southern
ERGO is a highly-portable, large-field-of-view, general purpose
gamma camera that represents a new generation of nuclear medicine
imaging using state-of-the-art, solid-state technology to provide
levels of performance that will transform nuclear imaging.
The camera has a 31.1cm x 39.4cm (12.25in x 15.5in) field of view,
intrinsic spatial resolution of 3.25mm, energy resolution of 7.9%
and a count rate capability greater than 5Mcps. Compared with
conventional systems, it delivers improved image contrast and
clarity, higher levels of clinical performance, increased
reliability and greater flexibility for all general imaging
applications. The result is increased patient throughput and a
higher return on investment.
The ergonomic open-gantry design offers unparalleled positional
flexibility, while the laptop-based acquisition workstation (AWS)
operates from either side of the camera. Five high performance
collimators, including pin-hole, are available with storage cart. An
on-board uninterruptable power supply provides 30 minutes backup in
the event of power failure.
ERGO is only 68.6cm (27in) wide, weighs just 199kg (438lbs) and is
fitted with low-profile wheels that make it easy to manoeuvre
through narrow corridors. It is therefore possible to use the system
in virtually any room or department however remote.
ERGO is aimed at departments seeking to add to or replace fixed or
mobile cameras with a more versatile, higher-performance camera and
is ideal for static, dynamic and gated planar studies.