Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI), one of the few PET/CT-capable imaging facilities in the Las Vegas area, is the first facility to install the Celesteion PET/CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc in the United States. The Celesteion allows SDMI to provide higher quality images and exams without sacrificing patient comfort, the facility says.

“With the Celesteion, we found a wide-bore system that lets us scan a variety of patients comfortably, as well as being a more-than-capable planning device for both PET and CT radiation therapy,” said Mark Winkler, MD, a founding partner of SDMI. “It’s become the preferred system among our patients, as well as giving us the long-term outlook of more referrals with the increase in oncological offerings.”

According to Toshiba, the Celesteion was designed with patients in mind, with a large bore that offers a feeling of openness and enables versatile patient positioning. The Celesteion is intended to provide fast and accurate diagnoses, with advanced technology and a 70 cm PET and CT field of view. The system’s versatility allows for diagnostic CT imaging, CT interventions, PET/CT imaging, and CT radiation oncology simulation scans. A CT dose reduction feature also ensures patient safety. The Celesteion includes Toshiba’s most advanced CT dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, and conforms to the requirements of MITA’s XR-29 Smart Dose Standard.

Toshiba showcased the Celesteion PET/CT system at the recent Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting in Baltimore, June 6–10, 2015. For more information about the Celesteion system, visit the Toshiba America Medical Systems website.