Siemens attenuation correction cleared

April 16, 1997

The nuclear medicine division of Siemens Medical Systems in Hoffman Estates, IL, has received 510(k) clearance for its Profile attenuation correction device for the E.Cam variable-angle dual-head gamma camera. Profile uses a multiple-line array of

The nuclear medicine division of Siemens Medical Systems in Hoffman Estates, IL, has received 510(k) clearance for its Profile attenuation correction device for the E.Cam variable-angle dual-head gamma camera. Profile uses a multiple-line array of radioactive sources, in which a series of stationary line sources are placed along an arc and positioned in such a way that the sources appear as a single-sheet source. This eliminates the complexity associated with scanning line sources, and avoids the cost, weight, and shielding requirements found in sheet sources, according to Siemens.