June 8, 2015 - Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing the United States' first Celesteion PET/CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. The Celesteion allows SDMI to provide the highest quality PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) images and exams without sacrificing patient comfort.
"With the Celesteion, we found a wide-bore system that let us scan a variety of patients comfortably, as well as being a more-than-capable planning device for both PET and CT radiation therapy," said Mark Winkler, M.D., professor of health sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and founding partner of SDMI. "It's become the preferred system among our patients, as well as giving us the long term outlook of more referrals with the increase in oncological offerings."
The Celesteion is designed with the patient in mind, with features that include:
- 90 cm CT bore and 88 cm PET bore – Offering a feeling of openness and versatile patient positioning;
- Fast and accurate diagnoses – Accurate lesion detection with time of flight technology and a 70 cm PET and CT field-of-view;
- System versatility – The Celesteion can perform diagnostic CT imaging, CT interventions, PET/CT imaging and CT radiation oncology simulation scans; and
- CT dose reduction – Ensuring patient safety is not a choice, Celesteion comes standard with Toshiba's most advanced CT dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, and conforms to the requirements of MITA's XR-29 Smart Dose Standard
For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com