New SPECT System Scans Virtually Every Patient and Minimizes Costs

Siemens HealthcareSiemens Healthcare introduces the Symbia Evo Excel SPECT system at the 27th Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The system is a new version of the successful Symbia E. Symbia Evo Excel combines industry-leading SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class*. Designed to fit into almost any existing nuclear medicine exam room, Symbia Evo Excel virtually eliminates costs associated with room renovation and expansion. With a high-capacity patient bed, larger bore size compared to previous systems and highly flexible detectors, the system is optimized for obese or critically ill patients and increases the variety of applications a healthcare institution can offer.

With a room size requirement up to 29 percent smaller than for conventional systems in its class*, Symbia Evo Excel fits in a room as small as 3.60 m (11 ft 8 in) x 4.57 m (15 ft). The system improves patient comfort with a 30 percent larger bore [102 cm (40.2 in)], compared to its predecessor, and a high-capacity patient bed that supports patients up to 227 kg (500 lbs). The bed also improves accessibility for patients with limited mobility with a convenient minimum access height of 53 cm (21 in). The exceptional detector flexibility allows imaging of critically ill patients on a gurney or in a hospital bed. Additionally, the short tunnel length and maximum scan length of up to 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) improves patient comfort for claustrophobic and tall patients.

Symbia Evo Excel's full range of versatility offers the ability to scan a broad range of patients for a variety of applications. The detector heads easily rotate into numerous positions, including caudal/cephalic tilt, providing comprehensive imaging configurations for general purpose, cardiology, oncology and neurology studies.

"Symbia Evo Excel addresses the pressing demands of today's healthcare environment as a cost-effective modernization option for nuclear medicine departments looking to avoid renovation of existing infrastructure," said James Williams, CEO, Siemens Healthcare, Molecular Imaging. Symbia Evo Excel is a multi-purpose, versatile SPECT system for hospitals and outpatient centers with general nuclear medicine imaging demands. It can also be upgraded as needs and budgets evolve over time.

* Entry level SPECT scanners for general nuclear medicine imaging, excluding organ-specific / dedicated scanners.

Related news articles:

About Siemens
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment - such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems - and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.

Most Popular Now

West Midlands to Digitally Transform Can…

NHS patients throughout the West Midlands are to benefit from a digital pathology programme, designed to help reduce cancer backlogs, transform services, and improve the speed and accuracy of cancer...

AI Approach may Help Identify Melanoma S…

Most deaths from melanoma - the most lethal form of skin cancer - occur in patients who were initially diagnosed with early-stage melanoma and then later experienced a recurrence that...

Siemens Healthineers and University of M…

Siemens Healthineers and UHealth - University of Miami Health System - announced a Value Partnership(1) agreement. This strategic relationship will further technological advancement and standardization of equipment at the health...

Siemens Healthineers Splits Fast-Growing…

Siemens Healthineers is splitting its Asia Pacific operations into two to allow both China and the rest of the region to achieve their full potential. China, now its own region...

Philips Advances MR Radiotherapy Imaging…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced two new advances in MR-only workflows to advance head and neck cancer radiotherapy imaging and simulation. The...

AI Transforms Smartwatch ECG Signals int…

A study published in Nature Medicine reports the ability of a smartwatch ECG to accurately detect heart failure in nonclinical environments. Researchers at Mayo Clinic applied artificial intelligence (AI) to...

3D Protein Structure Predictions Made by…

In a living being, proteins make up roughly everything: from the molecular machines running every cell's metabolism, to the tip of your hair. Encoded in the DNA, a protein may...

Integrating Digital Twins and Deep Learn…

Digital twins are virtual representations of devices and processes that capture the physical properties of the environment and operational algorithms/techniques in the context of medical devices and technologies. Digital twins...

Siemens Healthineers Presents Two Revolu…

7 Tesla (T) Magnetom Terra.X(1) will offer excellent imaging of even the smallest structures 3T Magnetom Cima.X(2) more than doubles the gradient amplitude(3) AI algorithms which can reduce scanning...

Willingness to Use Video Telehealth Incr…

Americans' use and willingness to use video telehealth has increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising most sharply among Black Americans and people with less education, according to...

New Group to Advance Digital Twins in He…

EDITH (Ecosystem for Digital Twins in Healthcare) Coordination and Support Action (CSA) - a group made up of numerous internationally renowned research institutions, professional associations, companies, and hospitals of excellence...

DMEA Call for Papers: Supporting Digital…

25 - 27 April 2023, Berlin, Germany. Health meets digitalisation: from 25 to 27 April 2023 at DMEA - Connecting Digital Health, all actors aiming to promote health IT will be...