Hitachi reclaims Summit gamma cameras

November 22, 1995

Hitachi Medical of Tokyo will use the RSNA meeting as a springboardin its plan to reenter the nuclear medicine market with directsales and marketing of digital gamma cameras it has manufacturedfor Summit Nuclear. Hitachi will describe the products as

Hitachi Medical of Tokyo will use the RSNA meeting as a springboardin its plan to reenter the nuclear medicine market with directsales and marketing of digital gamma cameras it has manufacturedfor Summit Nuclear. Hitachi will describe the products as works-in-progresson panels in its RSNA booth (SCAN 10/11/95).

Hitachi manufactured the single-head 1024RZ and the dual-headT-22 for Summit, which this year merged with Sopha Medical toform SMV (SCAN 6/21/95). SMV decided to deemphasize the Hitachi-madecameras in favor of systems of its own design.

Hitachi has updated the 1024RZ and T-22 cameras and is resubmittinga 510(k) application for them under the trade name SPECTRADigital.Hitachi is also planning to develop a digital variable-angle dual-headgamma camera for release next year.

In MRI, Hitachi will highlight enhancements to its Airis andStratis platforms, introduced at last year's meeting. A new softwarerelease for the open-configuration Airis and the MRP-7000 0.3-teslaconventional magnet will enable the use of new fast scanning andMR angiography packages. On the 1.5-tesla Stratis, Hitachi willshow phased-array coils and multishot echo-planar imaging as works-in-progress.