Royal United Hospital in Bath has installed the UK’s first Veriton-CT system, according to supplier Link Medical.
Consultant radiologist Dr Stewart Redman said: “The nuclear medicine department has two gamma cameras and performs around 4,500 examinations a year. We are replacing the older gamma camera with a Veriton-CT system as we feel this is the best on the market. We want to use the increased quality of imaging and speed of scanning to improve our clinical outcomes and patient experience.”
The system is designed by Spectrum Dynamics Medical and is a 12-detector CZT multi-organ scanner.
Consultant medical physicist Dr Martyn Evans added: “The Veriton-CT solid state gamma camera has an intelligent novel design that permits focused collimation. The use of CZT crystal detectors means the system sensitivity is a lot higher than existing PMT designs, but also has the major advantage of better energy resolution, which results in improved contrast and resolution. The higher sensitivity facilitates much faster scans, improving patient experience and allowing an increased patient throughput. The team recognises the real potential the Veriton-CT has over other systems and looks forward to working with Spectrum Dynamics to develop new and exciting imaging technology.”
Link ceo Peter Dobson said ‘Veriton-CT is a major advance in SPECT/CT imaging. Its unique simultaneous 360 degree imaging capability combined with advanced, fanning CZT detectors ensure rapid, high quality imaging with enhanced patient compliance.”
Picture: Consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine clinical lead Dr David Little, chief technologist Kathy Hopes, deputy head of imaging physics Laura Martin and consultant medical physicist Dr Martyn Evans.
Published on page 9 of the November 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.