GE Sets PET Motion Free at SNM
June 5, 2007 - GE Healthcare introduced at SNM a new version of the company’s Discovery Dimension designed to help clinicians advance towards the goal of motion free PET/CT imaging, addressing the PET and CT imaging mismatches related to respiratory and cardiac motion. These include motion correction techniques that effectively improve clinical results and minimize blur caused by motion.
Discovery Dimension provides high definition PET image processing, patient motion management and clinical productivity features that together address motion, which is one of the most significant factors in lesion characterization that degrade PET/CT image quality.
“Our use of PET and CT 4-D respiratory motion imaging provides improved lesion detectability, quantitative accuracy and valuable information for radiation treatment planning,” said Professor Ferruccio Fazio, Director of Hospital San Raffaele (HSR) PET and Radiotherapy Center Milan, Italy. “All are significant in the comparative assessment of lesions in follow up studies before and after therapy.”