Spectrum Dynamics shows new dedicated cardiac SPECT unit

Spectrum Dynamics this week showcased its D-SPECT Nuclear Cardiology system at its first nuclear medicine meeting, the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in San Diego.

D-SPECT’s Broadview technology provides “significantly improved resolution by collecting photons using larger collection angles” thanks to solid state detectors and proprietary image reconstruction, the company said. The imaging platform can acquire patient data up to 10 times faster than a conventional sodium iodide-based system and up to twice the resolution, according to Spectrum Dynamics.

“We have acquired multiple patient Gated SPECT studies with acquisition times of only two minutes and image quality equivalent to studies performed on conventional camera’s acquired with much longer acquisition times,” said Dr. Michael Nagler, general manager.