“Small is the new big” according to Siemens Healthcare, which last week rolled out the Symbia Evo Excel, a new version of the company’s Symbia E SPECT system.

“Symbia Evo Excel addresses the pressing demands of today’s healthcare environment as a cost-effective modernization option for nuclear medicine departments looking to avoid renovation of existing infrastructure,” said James Williams, CEO, Siemens Healthcare, Molecular Imaging.

The Symbia Evo Excel “combines industry-leading SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class,” the company claims. This makes for a cost-effective solution for general nuclear medicine imaging, excluding organ-specific/dedicated scanners.

With a high-capacity patient bed, a larger bore size than previous systems, and highly flexible detectors, the system can accommodate obese or critically ill patients, and increases the variety of applications a healthcare institution can offer. The system can also be upgraded as needs and budgets evolve.