Technology | October 30, 2008

Digirad’s New Reconstruction Software Speeds SPECT Procedures

The nSPEED reconstruction software from Digirad Corp. is for use in its imaging systems for SPECT procedures at either half-time and/or half count densities with parallel and nonparallel hole collimators, reportedly resulting in quicker exams, improved image quality and less radiation exposure.

With nSPEED, Digirad Cardius solid-state dedicated cardiac systems can now perform cardiac SPECT imaging procedures in as little as three minutes or with one-half the required pharmaceutical dosages. Data that the company submitted to the FDA was obtained from a 448-patient, 10-center evaluation using Digirad’s single, dual- and triple-head Cardius cameras.

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