Overview

As a healthcare provider, you are focused on finding the most effective treatment, based on each patient’s response. GE Healthcare is providing you the tools to help make this goal a reality with the Discovery* PET/CT 610 and Q.Suite. The PET/CT scanner and breakthrough tools for quantitative PET assist you in making appropriate treatment decision for individual patients.

Benefits

Remarkable sensitivity

Thick detectors provide remarkable sensitivity in the clinical range for clinical oncology and enable fast scanning for optimized workflow and throuput. Optimized system with power to detect low signal activity for amyloid plaque imaging of the brain due to blood-brain barrier transport limitations of 18F based non-FDG tracers. Thick crystals and the associated greater stopping power, helps collect high number of counts necessary to make critical clinical difference.

Breakthrough tools for quantitative PET

With Q.Suite, new capabilities together address each part of the workflow to drive quantitative consistency. Q.Suite can help physcians assess therapy response early and effectively, allowing oncologists to modify treatment strategies without waiting for physical results.

Daily quality control

  • Count-Rate independent performance: Great performance at any count rate.

  • Real-Time Temperature Compensation: Consistent performance. Every exam. Every temperature.

Workflow

  • Q.Core: Accelearting your quantitative imaging workflow.
  • Q.Check: A quality control link between the scanner and the workstation
Motion correction
  • Q.Static: Reducing open motion effects quickly and simply.
Reconstruction algorithm
  • Q.AC: Attenuation consistency for demanding protocols such as Cine CTAC.
Analysis and reporting applications
  • PET VCAR: Powerful patient evaluation and monitoring. PET VCAR can do evaluations based on PERCIST and RECIST and incorporates Q.Check.

Technology

The Discovery PET/CT 610 offers tried and true technologies:

  • Innovations with a 40-mm detector at 0.35-sec rotation speed.
  • Up to 60% lower CO2 emissions using the energy saving mode.
  • Advanced applications to help clinicians make a fast and confident diagnosis.
  • ASiR1 technology may allow for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images.
  • Simplified workflow for quick and streamlined operation.
  • Scalable, modular design for ease of service.
  • 128-slice axial overlapped reconstruction for improved Z-axis visualization compared to non-overlapped reconstruction. 

Q.Suite is the product of close, ongoing partnerships between technology leaders and clinical researchers. We learned about the challenges of quantitative PET from our customers and developed Q.Suite with their help. Q.Suite is built on a platform that can support ongoing development in the future. It will constitute an important step forward in capturing consistent quantitative measurements.

Learn more about Q.Suite.

1. In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.

Videos

One image. All the counts. Motion eliminated.
Q.Freeze combines the quantitative benefits of 4D phase-matched PET/CT imaging into a single static image.  By collecting CT and PET data at each phase of the breathing cycle, then matching the data for attenuation consistency.  None of the acquisition data is wasted, as 100% of the counts collected are combined to create a single static image.  The goal – a resulting image that has the dual benefit of frozen patient motion and reduced image noise.



 

Reducing organ motion effects, quickly and simply.
Q.Static represents a starting point for adding basic motion correction techniques to your facility and the opportunity to build towards a full 4D phase-matched workflow.  Without disrupting your standard static whole-body workflow, Q.Static to automatically isolate date when organs are in a low motion state, thereby correcting for motion across the entire chest or torso.  The result is a single image series with reduced blurring from organ motion, and therefore more consistent quantitation compared to a static image.


 

Customer Testimonials

Dose management with ASiR

Many patients have repeat CTs. Over years, they accrue large volume of CTs and that can lead to a lifetime of radiation dose. Advanced imaging protocols may enable physicians to remove image noise associated with lower dose while obtaining a high quality diagnostic image. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital has employed ASiR in their imaging protocols.

 

 

 

Decatur Bonescan

F18 Sodium Flouride (NaF) is a highly sensitive bone-seeking PET Tracer. Its mechanism of uptake resembles that of Tc99 methylene diphosphonate (MDP), but with better pharmacokinetics than MDP. The pharmacokinetics of NaF, together with the morphological information from CT and functional information from PET enables better characterization of bone-lesions and bone-metastases. In this testimonial, physicians at Decatur Memorial Hospital share their experiences in incorporating F18 PET bone scan into their clinical practice.


PET/CT in Pediatric setting

Description: Children are most susceptible to radiation. As they accumulate more studies over their life, the dose can be cumulative. It is a big focus to diminish the possible dose as much as you can while still maintaining diagnostic imaging quality. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital is using GE Discovery PET/CT 690 to address these challenges.

  

  

  

PET VCAR

Clinical and Administrative staff from Cancer Treatment Centers of America share their experiences in using a GE PET/CT with PET VCAR. PET VCAR helps clinicians reconstruct 3D map of all lesions and presents all the information in a single customized report. The information helps visually delineate the key findings from the study including longitudinal assessment. This helps radiation Oncologists, referring physician and the oncologists to help plan the next step. The benefits of standardized reports that remove user variability and the impact on referrals are also discussed.

  

Cardiac PET/CT

PET/CT has revolutionized the way we practice cardiology. Independent Imaging staff share their experiences of doing cardiac stress tests using GE PET/CT system. They comment about ACQC, their cardiac workflow, and compare PET/CT cardiac studies to general Nuclear Cardiac studies, especially in the case of larger patients.

 

 

 

Integrated Registration

We get great anatomical information out of the MRI and great functional information out of the PET. The ability for the referring physician to show a patient or patient's family member images from PET or a CT or an MR fused together into a single image helps the patient and the patient's family understand the significance of the disease and helps them make the decisions regarding their healthcare. Integrated Registration automatically registers multimodality images such as CT, MR and PET images and the fused PET images are nicely correlated with the MR findings and the EEG findings on the patients.

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