Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, unveils latest SPECT/CT gamma camera

17 May 2011

Queen’s Medical Centre, part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, has installed a state-of-the-art system for nuclear medicine, the Philips BrightView XCT SPECT/CT gamma camera.

The new system has a patient table design that creates an optimum environment for all patients, regardless of size. It also has software that enables patients to breathe normally during both SPECT and CT acquisition — with conventional SPECT/CT systems, patients are required to hold their breath or engage in limited breathing during CT acquisition.

Dr Rakesh Ganatra, Consultant Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician & PET/CT Specialist at Nottingham University Hospitals, said, “Combining a gamma camera with CT, all within a small footprint, is very new technology and means that the camera can fit conveniently into a standard nuclear medicine room. It provides us with affordable, easy to operate SPECT/CT, with the added benefit of aftercare from Philips which is so essential for ensuring continuous service provision for our patients.”


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