Sopha's DST-XL targets body imaging

November 23, 1994

Holding the spotlight in SophaMedical's booth will be Sophycamera DST-XL, a new version of theFrench nuclear medicine vendor's variable-angle dual-head technology.The gamma camera was unveiled at the Society of Nuclear Medicinemeeting in Orlando (SCAN

Holding the spotlight in SophaMedical's booth will be Sophycamera DST-XL, a new version of theFrench nuclear medicine vendor's variable-angle dual-head technology.The gamma camera was unveiled at the Society of Nuclear Medicinemeeting in Orlando (SCAN 6/1/94).

Sophycamera DST-XL has jumbo detector heads, each with a field-of-viewof 21.2 x 15.75 inches, making the camera more appropriate forwhole-body studies compared to the Sophycamera DST. The DST willremain in Sopha's lineup and will be marketed more to the cardiacniche, according to president Colin McNaught.

As a work-in-progress, Sopha will display for the first timeits work in developing a simultaneous transmission-emission attenuationcorrection technique for its products. Picker International releasedan artifact correction technique this summer, and other vendorsare also developing similar products (SCAN 6/1/94).

In addition, Sopha will introduce MedNet, a PC-based solutionthat provides a DICOM 3.0 gateway for Sopha customers to communicatewith other imaging devices. Sopha will also offer MedNet in asoftware-only configuration, according to McNaught.