Siemens Healthcare introduces the Symbia Evo Excel SPECT system at the 27th Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The system is a new version of the successful Symbia E. Symbia Evo Excel combines industry-leading SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class*.
Designed to fit into almost any existing nuclear medicine exam room, Symbia Evo Excel virtually eliminates costs associated with room renovation and expansion. With a high-capacity patient bed, larger bore size compared to previous systems and highly flexible detectors, the system is optimized for obese or critically ill patients and increases the variety of applications a healthcare institution can offer.
With a room size requirement up to 29 percent smaller than for conventional systems in its class*, Symbia Evo Excel fits in a room as small as 3.60 m (11 ft 8 in) x 4.57 m (15 ft). The system improves patient comfort with a 30 percent larger bore [102 cm (40.2 in)], compared to its predecessor, and a high-capacity patient bed that supports patients up to 227 kg (500 lbs).
The bed also improves accessibility for patients with limited mobility with a convenient minimum access height of 53 cm (21 in). The exceptional detector flexibility allows imaging of critically ill patients on a gurney or in a hospital bed. Additionally, the short tunnel length and maximum scan length of up to 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) improves patient comfort for claustrophobic and tall patients.
Symbia Evo Excel's full range of versatility offers the ability to scan a broad range of patients for a variety of applications. The detector heads easily rotate into numerous positions, including caudal/cephalic tilt, providing comprehensive imaging configurations for general purpose, cardiology, oncology and neurology studies.
"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. Symbia Evo Excel is a multi-purpose, versatile SPECT system for hospitals and outpatient centers with general nuclear medicine imaging demands. It can also be upgraded as needs and budgets evolve over time.
* Entry level SPECT scanners for general nuclear medicine imaging, excluding organ-specific / dedicated scanners.
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