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MUNICH, Germany -- Continuing its leadership in PET/CT PET/CT Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography technology, GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is a $18 billion (USD) unit of General Electric (GE). It employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. GE Healthcare is the first GE business segment headquartered outside the United States. announced the introduction of Discovery PET/CT 600, GE Healthcare's newest positron emission Positron emission is a type of beta decay, sometimes referred to as "beta plus" (β+). In beta plus decay, a proton is converted, via the weak force, to a neutron, a positron (also known as the "beta plus particle", the antimatter counterpart of an electron), tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system at the annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM EANM European Association of Nuclear Medicine ) Congress in Munich.
Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Discovery PET/CT 600 is part of GE's Discovery family of scanners designed to enable earlier detection and accurate monitoring of disease with molecular imaging technology in both hardware and software.
Discovery PET/CT 600 is optimized for use in oncology, which represents more than 90 percent of clinical PET/CT exams. "We are committed to providing clinicians the most relevant technology to their practices," said Henry Hummel hummel
entire, naturally polled deer. , general manager of GE Healthcare's global PET/CT business. "This new scanner is representative of that philosophy. It represents a big step in capabilities addressing the biggest clinical challenge in PET/CT, managing and correcting for motion."
The Discovery PET/CT 600 leverages the high-speed, high-resolution capabilities of GE's BrightSpeed CT with the breakthrough motion management capabilities of its Discovery PET system. By combining these scanning technologies, the Discovery PET/CT 600 provides the tools to enable physicians to manage disease with more confidence.
As a key component of the image chain, the Discovery PET/CT 600 includes a scintillator scin·til·la·tor
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For clinicians, the Discovery PET/CT 600 will provide a large 70cm bore that offers a full 70cm PET and CT Field-of-View and a ~225kg (500 lbs.) patient table. The GE Discovery PET/CT 600 offers an increased vertical scan range that provides more flexibility in radiation treatment planning In radiotherapy, Treatment Planning is the process in which a team consisting of radiation oncologists, medical radiation physicists and dosimetrists plan the appropriate external beam radiotherapy treatment technique for a patient with cancer. Typically, medical imaging (i.e. and patient positioning.
"Discovery PET/CT 600 represents another step forward toward our goal of addressing clinician's challenges in PET/CT," said Hummel. "The Discovery PET/CT 600 platform was built for physicians and molecular imaging researchers based on their clinical need for more quantitative accuracy and the power to explore the potential of PET/CT imaging."
GE's exclusive MotionFree imaging technologies, along with VUE See HP-VUE.
VUE - Visual User Environment: a desktop manager for Unix from Hewlett-Packard. Point High Definition applications used to improve small lesion detection and advance image processing, are on display at this year's EANM Congress. Additional information can be found at www.gehealthcare.com.
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