Hybrid NM for Liverpool

A Symbia T at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. From left are nuclear medicine physicist Ian Hufton, Siemens regional sales manager Clive West and deputy IT manager Sarah Jones with nuclear medicine radiographers Robert Higgins and Vicky Roberts.


The nuclear medicine department of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, has installed a Symbia TruePoint SPECT/CT from Siemens Healthcare for a range of procedures, including cardiology and neurology. 


It combines a variable angle dual detector SPECT with a 2.0T slice CT for rapid, accurate attenuation correction and anatomical mapping.  The system is also being used for parathyroid imaging and the staging of neuroendocrine tumours.


The Symbia T uses Siemens’ TruePoint SPECT/CT technology, a combination of specialised features and workflow solutions for improved diagnosis, treatment and patient care.  The system has an easily rotating detector head for comprehensive coverage, which allows for faster examination set-up and image acquisition.


See the full report on page 16 of the September 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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