At the 99th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago this week, Royal Philips is introducing its Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging system.

Based on Philips’ proprietary “Digital Photon Counting” technology, the Vereos PET/CT uses digital silicon photomultiplier detectors instead of traditional analog detectors. According to Philips, this produces a step change in performance that includes an approximately two-times increase in sensitivity gain, volumetric resolution, and quantitative accuracy compared to analog systems. The system has been cleared by the FDA for marketing in the United States.