Technology | November 17, 2014

Siemens’ Symbia Evo Excel SPECT System Expands Imaging Capabilities

With the smallest room-size requirement in its class, the scanner can adapt to different applications

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

November 17, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced the Symbia Evo Excel SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) system—a new version of the company’s Symbia E system that combines SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class. A multi-purpose SPECT system for hospitals and outpatient centers with general nuclear medicine imaging demands that is designed to fit into nearly any existing nuclear medicine exam room, Symbia Evo Excel virtually eliminates costs associated with room renovation and expansion.

With a high-capacity patient bed, a larger bore size than previous systems and highly flexible detectors, the system is optimized for obese or critically ill patients and increases the variety of applications a healthcare institution can offer.

With a room-size requirement up to 29 percent smaller than conventional systems in its class, Symbia Evo Excel fits into a room as small as 11 ft. 8 inches x 15 feet. The system improves patient comfort with a 39.8 x 30.8-inch (101.2 x 78.3 cm) bore that is 30 percent larger than its predecessor and a high-capacity patient bed that supports patients up to 500 pounds. With a convenient minimum access height of 21 inches, the bed also improves accessibility for patients who have limited mobility. The detector flexibility allows imaging of critically ill patients on a gurney or in a hospital bed. Additionally, the short tunnel length and maximum scan length of up to 6 feet 7 inches improves patient comfort for claustrophobic and tall patients.
 
Symbia Evo Excel’s offers the ability to scan a broad range of patients for a variety of applications. The detector heads easily rotate into numerous positions, including caudal/cephalic tilt, providing comprehensive imaging configurations for general purpose, cardiology, oncology and neurology studies.

The Symbia Evo Excel SPECT system can be upgraded as needs and budgets evolve.

For more information: www.siemens.com

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