Siemens Healthineers announced this week that its Biograph Vision PET/CT imaging system has gained FDA clearance.
Biograph Vision includes new technology that allowed the company to reduce the detector’s lutetium oxyorthosilicate crystal elements from 4-by-4 mm to 3.2-by-3.2 mm, improving its spatial resolution. This helped the system reduce scan time significantly.
Biograph Vision also has a 78-cm bore that can be placed in any location that had previously housed a Biograph PET/CT scanner without making major changes.
“The Biograph Vision represents a major leap in performance beyond any PET/CT system previously manufactured,” Jim Williams, PhD, head of Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging, said in a prepared statement. “With this system, we extend the boundaries of PET imaging and help our customers explore a new frontier in precision medicine.”