London clinic cuts NM imaging time

From left are The Harley Street Clinic marketing manager Malcolm McCoskery, Philips sales specialist in nuclear medicine Chris Wilson, molecular imaging manager Anita Harte, clinic ceo Neil Buckley, Philips imaging sales specialist Amanda Barlow and service field specialist nuclear medicine Neil Garden.


Philips’ BrightView XCT has been handed over at The Harley Street Clinic’s Molecular Imaging Centre in London, part of HCA Healthcare, where it is already bringing several benefits including, in some instances, a decrease in scanning time and a more comfortable experience for patients.  


Anita Harte, molecular imaging manager at the clinic said: “The new system has enabled us to improve our service in certain key areas of nuclear medicine imaging. 


“For example, scanning time has decreased for myocardial perfusion imaging and SPECT acquisitions, which has been beneficial for the patient and also in terms of patient bookings and camera scheduling.   


“We are also finding that the advanced reconstruction algorithms, eg Astonish, improve image quality and decrease scanning time.  


“In addition, concurrent image acquisition contributes to decreased imaging time and also assists with imaging paediatric patients”


Designed specifically for nuclear medicine departments, BrightView XCT is said by Philips to bring together the best qualities of SPECT and CT without compromising either.


See the full report on page 5 of the August 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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