Focusing on enhanced diagnostic capabilities, improved efficiency and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled features, GE Healthcare introduced the Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Platform Omni Legend at the 35th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in Barcelona, Spain.
GE Healthcare said a key feature of the Omni Legend system is the increased sensitivity with the small crystal size of the digital bismuth germanate (BGO) detector. The PET/CT platform is said to boost image quality with Precision DL, a deep neural network that facilitates improved qualitative accuracy and contrast-to-noise ratio.
“Sensitivity and image quality are paramount in PET/CT. Omni Legend delivers both – meeting all of our image quality criteria for oncology and offering impressive sensitivity to high-count image tracers for cardiac and neurological imaging, which helps better inform diagnoses and patient monitoring,” noted John Kennedy, Ph.D., a chief physicist in the nuclear medicine department at the Rambam Health Care Campus in northern Israel.
Dr. Kennedy said the Omni Legend PET/CT system has enabled his facility to reduce dosage by 40% compared to previous PET/CT devices and perform up to 35 patient scans in 9.5 hours.
The Omni Legend system also enables hands-free patient positioning with the AI-powered automatic positioning feature, according to GE Healthcare.