GE’s SPECT System Gets FDA Clearance

January 9, 2012

GE Healthcare’s advanced single head nuclear medicine gamma camera with SPECT capability has received FDA clearance.

GE Healthcare’s advanced single head nuclear medicine gamma camera with SPECT capability has received FDA clearance, the company announced.

The Brivo NM615, designed as a cost-effective way to perform routine scanning while expanding their capabilities, allows doctors to lower injected patient dose by up to 50 percent of those of standard nuclear medicine scanning protocols, or the potential for patients to spend less time on the exam table, without compromising image quality, according to the company.

The system has a 70 cm wide bore and table capable of handling patients up to 500 pounds. The Brivo NM 615 can also be upgraded on site to the GE Healthcare Discover NM630 or the Discovery NM/CT 670 SPECT/CT hybrid systems. As a result, the system may expand the capability to serve patients in the future at faster speeds and with SPECT/CT hybrid scans.

Brivo NM615 can be used with the advanced Xeleris workstation, which integrates new and existing nuclear medicine equipment, including legacy GE and non-GE devices.