pet ct

Best resolution in the industry with high sensitivity: fully integrated, large FOV small animal PET/CT system for quantitative in vivo imaging with complete animal handling system

The nanoScan PET/CT preclinical in vivo imager offers user-friendly imaging and the broadest range of supported applications in one simple to use, high-end PET/CT system. The nanoScan PET/CT is equipped with an imaging technology that is widely considered to have most advanced PET and CT detector construction, data processing and reconstruction chain in the industry.

Summary of Key Benefits

  • Highest resolution PET subsystem with outstanding quantification:
    • ≤ 0.7 mm resolution (measured with Derenzo phantom and reconstructed withTera-Tomo™ 3D PET engine)
    • Uniform resolution over the entire FOV
    • Quantitative accuracy better than 97%
  • Imaging capability for larger animals, such as monkeys with 16cm gantry bore diameter and 12 cm Transaxial Field of View (TFOV) in both modalities
  • Open tunnel PET/CT construction
  • Fully integrated with MultiCell™, the complete small animal environment systemto provide vital support functions to lab animals during the whole application process
  • Integrated cardiac and respiratory gatingcapabilities for both PET and CT
  • Standalone use is possible for each modality
  • Compliant with CE, DICOM, CFR 21 industry standards
  • Compact and easy-to-use design

Selected Features for PET subsystem

  • Superior PET detector characteristics: Physical performance matches animal imaging performance
  • Measure even the finest details: Tera-Tomo™ 3D PET reconstruction engine brings PET resolution close to the physical limits with outstanding quantification and better signal recovery and signal-to-noise ratio
  • Perform Acquisition and Reconstruction simultaneously with the powerful workstations including DICOM server and multi-modality display and analysis suite

Selected Features for CT subsystem

The X-ray CT alone is a powerful whole-body preclinical imaging system on its own right. Image the largest variety of species in industry including larger animals or a whole body mouse scan in one bed position. Offering a very large detector surface area and large bore with helical scanning possibility, variable zoom (up to 8) and high power X-ray source (up to 80W).

  • Broadest range of CT applications: Ultrafast and ultralow dose CT with variable zoom up to 6x magnification to visualize even the smallest organs or in-vitro samples up to 120mm FOV
  • Tomographic information is ready at the end of scan*:on the fly real time reconstruction is enabled by multi-GPUs (* for general settings)
  • Lower X-ray exposure dose to the animals and faster data acquisition due to stronger X-ray tube, increased detector area, sensitivity and better filtering
  • Fully automated calibration processes
  • Improved safety functions gantry rotation position is stored, X-ray ramp-up and run-up are optimized to ensure prolonged tube lifetime

System Design

  • Spiral mode with extended axial field of view of 30 cm for both modalities
  • Accessability to the animal during scanning: Flat front cover with minimized dead area in both axial and transaxial directions
  • Fully automated animal positioning based on CT scout; manual adjustment is also supported
  • System is equipped with remote access possibility for service and remote diagnostics
  • Safety switches are both in the acquisition and control room allowing immediate stop of the examination