Picker to ship NeuroFlow xenon device

April 24, 1996

Picker International is preparing production shipments of NeuroFlow,a xenon-gas delivery system that is designed to enable imagingof blood perfusion in the brain. The device received 510(k) clearancelast month and is used with Picker's Prism 3000XP

Picker International is preparing production shipments of NeuroFlow,a xenon-gas delivery system that is designed to enable imagingof blood perfusion in the brain. The device received 510(k) clearancelast month and is used with Picker's Prism 3000XP triple-headgamma camera.

NeuroFlow is an alternative to conventional SPECT radiopharmaceuticalsand consists of a xenon gas that is inhaled by the patient, accordingto Scott Horowitz, marketing communications specialist for theCleveland vendor. NeuroFlow can provide quantitative measurementsof true regional cerebral blood flow, Horowitz said.

Picker will feature NeuroFlow at the upcoming Society of NuclearMedicine meeting in Denver. It will be offered as an option onPrism 3000XP cameras, Horowitz said.