Southern Scientific launches gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology in
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.