GE introduces mobile PET camera

December 15, 1999

Riding the wave of increased interest in dedicated PET systems, GE Medical Systems presented a mobile version of its Advance dedicated PET unit at the RSNA show. Mobile PET Advance was featured on panels in GE’s booth, and a unit was displayed in

Riding the wave of increased interest in dedicated PET systems, GE Medical Systems presented a mobile version of its Advance dedicated PET unit at the RSNA show. Mobile PET Advance was featured on panels in GE’s booth, and a unit was displayed in the booth of the Waukesha, WI-based firm’s mobile partner, Calumet Coach. GE plans to certify two other mobile providers in the next few months, and expects to begin shipping the unit in the 0second quarter.

The company has placed more than 100 Advance PET systems worldwide since the unit’s launch. GE is now shipping one Advance per week, and expects sales to double in the coming year, according to Beth Klein, general manager of GE’s global nuclear/PET business.