APPLICATIONS, IMPACT

IMAS (highly sensitive molecular imaging) will open-up new venues in diagnostic imaging enabling several medical imaging breakthroughs:


· IMAGING BABIES

· DYNAMIC AND SIMULTANEOUS

· STUDIES OF SEVERAL ORGANS

· IMAGING LONGER AND FASTER

· IMAGING TUMOR HETEROGENEITY

· NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES IMAGING


LONGER DYNAMIC RANGE/BETTER SNR

Due to the high dynamic PET range, possible to acquire images around 3-5 times longer the positrons emitters half-life. For 11C or 18F, it will be possible to extend to 2-3 or 16-18 hours.


Better SNR, factor 2-3

  • Improved reconstructed image quality

  • Detection of low active lesions

  • Detection of small lesions

  • Better statistics as for kinetic modelling




FASTER ACQUISITIONS

Total body images in < 1 min

  • Respiration effect reduced

  • Kinematics of the whole body with high timing resolution

  • Higher patients throughput




PET AND CT IMAGING TIME

PET


  • Practice and scanner performances vary widely but 10 min / 100 cm seems to be a reasonable market average for FDG.

      • Few aggressive center can push it to -6-8 min, many lower sensitivity scanners can use up to 20 min.

  • Brain and Heart imaging are also at around 10-15 min for most scanner

  • No expectation of faster scans

      • Singles sensitivity already very high.

      • Dose reduction to the patient would force lower the injected dose, making longer scans possible


CT



  • Range of applications and imaging time much wider than PET

  • Current whole-body CT part of PET/CT in the order of 10-30 sec / 100 cm

  • Except for very wide area CT, few scans require only one fix scan

  • Expectation of faster scans in the future with faster rotation CT to accommodate more patients

  • Typically, CT is at least 10-20 times faster than PET

With the development of these projects, FULL BODY INSIGHT is configured as a world leader in this high-impact technology that will greatly benefit the applied research and social return in the form of a major breakthrough in medical imaging.

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