PET/CT Scanners

PET/CT Applications

Q.SUV

Introducing Q.SUV : Quantitative SUV you and your patients can trust

In PET, SUV quantitation is a communication language between imaging and referring physicians. The SUV accuracy defines how clear this language is.

While conventional SUVs are under converged, SUVs delivered by Q.Clear are fully converged, hence more accurate and more consistent. This must be clearly communicated to reading and referring physicians that will look at the PET scan.

Q.SUV is the SUV obtained from Q.Clear reconstruction. The Q is critical! This Q before SUV informs physicians that the quantitation data is more accurate and consistent than conventional methods.

Q.SUV is part of our journey to make PET a great tool to help clinicians find and follow disease efficiently and consistently.

Please download our Q.Clear White Paper for a detailed explanation of the technology and the definition of convergence, as well as an explanation of the negative impact an under-converged image has on quantitative accuracy.

Also, please download our Q.SUV Primer to learn even more about the importance of quantitation in PET and why we believe the adoption of Q.SUV measurements is an important step to deliver more clarity and conclusiveness to referring physicians. 

NEMA XR 29 Compliance

Is your PET/CT system MITA Smart Dose Compliant?

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) continues its dose reduction effort with the approval of MITA Smart Dose, a standard that offers healthcare providers an additional tool to optimize and manage dose in CT scanning.

Several attributes of CT equipment help physicians and technologists optimize and manage dose. The MITA Smart Dose standard, also known as NEMA XR 29-2013, bundles four of these important features to ensure that compliant equipment produces high-quality diagnostic images while supporting patient safety. They are:

  • DICOM Dose Structured Reporting, which enables recording of post-exam dose information in a standardized electronic format. This information can be included in the patient record, promoting the establishment of diagnostic reference levels, as well as facility dose management and quality assurance.
  • Pediatric and adult reference protocols, a set of pre-loaded protocols on a CT system that serve as a baseline for a variety of clinical tasks.
  • CT Dose Check, which incorporates two features - dose notifications and dose alerts - that can alert operators and physicians when dose exceeds established thresholds.
  • Automatic Exposure Control (AEC), which automatically adjusts the amount of radiation used, based on the size, shape and composition of the patient, in order to achieve a specified level of image quality.

On April 1, 2014, the President signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Beginning in 2016, Medicare will pay less for certain diagnostic CT scans performed on CT equipment that does not meet the MITA Smart Dose CT standard. To find out if your GE Healthcare system meets the MITA Smart Dose CT standard, please access the “Check your system ID” application below. For general questions or to request more information, please contact us.

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