Southern Scientific launches gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology in UK

31 October 2012

Southern Scientific has introduced to the UK a dual and triple head gamma camera from Digirad that are designed specifically for nuclear cardiology SPECT applications.

The Digirad Cardius 2 XPO is a dual-head camera that has a compact, patient-friendly open design featuring high performance solid-state detectors and advanced cardiac software while the Cardius 3 XPO shares these benefits and is the only dedicated triple-head camera for nuclear cardiology SPECT applications.

Both systems can fit easily into rooms as small as 7ft x 8ft and do not require to be anchored to the floor so can be easily relocated. The open design offers more flexibility and comfort for all patients while being able to accommodate patients weighing up to 226.8kg (over 35 stone).

Solid-state detectors offer many advantages over photomultipliers. They are more compact and rugged and deliver faster imaging, higher quality results and have a count rate performance that provides the capacity to meet the demands of future radiopharmaceuticals and higher speed imaging techniques.

In addition to offering the high resolution required for cardiac studies all Digirad cameras benefit from SeeQuanta, Digirad’s advanced acquisition software that makes examinations simple and efficient with maximum consistency and quality with less operator variability. The XPO cameras have the additional advantage of Digirad’s new, exclusive TruACQ count-based imaging; the first count-based SPECT imaging technique that ensures constant counts for every study regardless of patient size, weight or dose applied.



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