Instrumentation

GE Discovery 600/690

Philips Skylight

Discovery MI

Infinia Hawkeye

D-SPECT

The machine, manufactured by Spectrum-Dynamics Ltd. of Haifa, Israel was specifically designed to resolve the conflict between sensitivity and resolution that is inherent in standard Anger camera SPECT (A-SPECT), according to the company.
The technology:

Spectrum Dynamics’ advanced BroadView™ technology resolves the inherent trade-off between resolution and sensitivity by employing novel ways of views selection and scanning geometry. By employing unique image reconstruction algorithms, the BroadView™ technology enables collection of radiation from a solid angle substantially larger than in conventional SPECT cameras. Whereas in a conventional camera, increasing the acceptance angle of the collimator automatically means reduction of image quality, with BroadView™ not only is there a quantum improvement in sensitivity, but the reconstructed image also has a substantially better spatial resolution.