Royal Philips Electronics, Netherlands, introduces its new BrightView XCT for nuclear medicine, which integrates BrightView SPECT in a co-planar design with flat-detector x-ray CT technology to acquire low-dose, high-resolution CT images and to improve registration confidence.

Technological advances enable low-patient-dose levels, high-resolution localization, and high-quality attenuation correction with the potential for fewer artifacts and shorter-exam times—which offer clinical advantages, particularly in cardiology studies.

The co-planar SPECT and CT capabilities limit—and in some cases eliminate—the need to move the table between scans, which can boost confidence in image registration, the process of comparing, matching, and superimposing the SPECT and CT images on one another for analysis. The scalable system fits into a 12-foot by 15.5-foot room, and does not require special certification for nuclear-medicine technicians.