PET/MR scanner from United Imaging Healthcare gains FDA clearance

Shanghai, China-based United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) has received FDA approval for its new PET/MR scanner.

The uPMR 790 HD TOF PET/MR features a 2.8 millimeter (mm) NEMA PET spatial resolution with time-of-flight technology and a 32-cm axial field-of-view. The company says it can scan a patient’s entire body in 20 minutes.

In addition, the scanner includes UIH’s uSync Research platform, which the company says “enables additional opportunities for research in areas such as simultaneous tracking of PET and MRI tracers, real-time cardiac PET/MR, functional neurological PET/MR and multi-parametric radiometrics.

“The uPMR 790 sets a new standard for simultaneous PET and MR performance by not only enhancing the precision and resolution of scans, but by also dramatically changing the patient experience,” Jeffrey M. Bundy, PhD, CEO of UIH Solutions, said in a prepared statement. “Today’s announcement again delivers on our mission to embed breakthrough innovation across our portfolio. The uPMR is yet another proof point of our commitment to provide more patients in the United States with access to advanced technology and higher standards of care.”

Back in January, UIH’s uEXPLORER PET/CT scanner received FDA clearance.