The new software, which is available for new and existing Celesteion PET/CT systems, includes a range of new acquisition and reconstruction techniques. The new acquisition techniques include:
- Variable bed time (vBT), designed to enable clinicians to adjust scan times and acquisition mode per bed position for optimal results, including faster exams.
- PET respiratory gating, which incorporates respiratory gating into whole-body PET scans to help avoid extra scans, reduce dose while improving patient experience, and improve workflow efficiency.
- PET ECG gated scanning, designed to offer clinicians the ability to perform PET ECG phase image reconstruction scans.
The new reconstruction techniques are:
- Clear adaptive low-noise method (CaLM) +PSF, designed to deliver improved PET image quality by filtering out noise while maintaining contrast, and offer greater clarity while preserving detail in the image as compared to local means filtering.
- Single-energy metal artifact reduction (SEMAR), which uses a reconstruction technique to reduce metallic artifact, improve visualization of implants, and support bone and the adjacent soft tissues for a clearer image.
“The new software enhancements are our way of delivering fresh, innovative solutions to help our customers further improve workflow and image quality on a system that is known for delivering a more comfortable patient experience,” said Dominic Smith, senior director of Canon Medical Systems’ CT, PET/CT, and MR business units, in a prepared statement.
Canon acquired Toshiba Medical Systems (Tustin, Calif.) in 2016 and changed the name to Canon Medical Systems in 2018.