Technology | June 08, 2009

FDA Clears UltraSPECT's Capability to Cut Cardiac Imaging Time, Radiotracer Dose in Half

Half-dose stress images acquired with 18 mCi Tc-99 Sestamibi and 11.5 minutes scan time. Photo ourtesy of St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, New York.

June 8, 2009 – UltraSPECT announced today the addition of the half-dose imaging feature to the capabilities available on the Xpress.Cardiac, its half-time WBR image reconstruction product. This new feature can minimize radiation exposure to patients, maximizing safety for both patients and staff.

With this new, FDA-approved feature, the Xpress.Cardiac now provides nuclear medicine cardiology practitioners with flexibility in both dose and acquisition time management. Depending on the patient and the physician’s preference, the rest/stress studies can be acquired using either half the radiopharmaceutical dose or half the scan time.

UltraSPECT’s half-dose capability has already been routinely utilized in a number of clinical settings in both Europe and in the U.S., with close to a 100 patients already scanned.

UltraSPECT’s Xpress.Cardiac, Xpress3.Cardiac, and Xpress/Xact.Bone products are distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Cardinal Health.

For more information: www.ultraspect.com

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