QMC chooses affordable SPECT/CT technology

Pictured are Philips service delivery manager Simon Bannister, Philips district general manager, central and west, Rob Davies, QMC clinical director diagnostics and clinical support Dr Stephen Ryder,  consultant clinical scientist and head of nuclear medicine David Pye, Philips Midlands key account manager Ian Mitcham, Philips UK and Ireland managing director John Atwill, Philips nuclear medicine sales specialist Chris Wilson, consultant radiologist, nuclear medicine physician and PETCT specialist Dr Rakesh Ganatra, principal physicist Peter Hay and Philips nuclear medicine business manager Beverley Wallace.


Queen’s Medical Centre, part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, has purchased a Philips BrightView XCT gamma camera, a system has been designed specifically for nuclear medicine with the benefit that NM technicians do not require CT retraining.  


Dr Rakesh Ganatra, consultant radiologist, nuclear medicine physician and PETCT specialist, said: “This is very new technology, combining a gamma camera with CT with a small footprint, which means that it fits conveniently into a standard nuclear medicine room.


“It is affordable SPECT/CT technology, easy to operate and the technologists like the camera.  We receive aftercare from Philips which is essential for continuous service provision.”   


See the full report on page 8 of the June 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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