Overview

All around remarkable 

The Optima* PET/CT 560 can accomplish a full head-to-toe scan in one pass. And with a longer scan range than previous generations, you may achieve higher patient throughput with less need for repositioning patients, potentially saving up to 15 minutes per exam. 

ASiR* dose reduction technology on the Optima PET/CT 560 may allow for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images, thereby reducing the dose required. ASiR may deliver image pixel standard deviation equivalent to an acquisition with higher generator power.1 

Optima PET/CT 560 offers advanced applications that enhance resolution for exceptional image quality – so you can detect small lesions and increase quantitative accuracy.   

1. In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. 

Optima 560 with patient.

Benefits

Optima PET-CT and clinician.

From its unmatched scanning range and ample field of view, to its remarkable dose-reduction capabilities, the Optima PET/CT 560 offer benefits with your patients in mind. 

  • With the 2-meter scanning range of the table, patients can stay on the table for a complete head-to-toe study, without interruption or repositioning, thus enhancing patient comfort. 
  • Stay closer to your patients with system controls and displays on both the front and rear of the scanner that offer flexibility and convenience in patient contact and imaging control.
  • Position and image the complete patient in the large 70-cm bore comfortably and easily, with WideView imaging.
  • Minimize CT radiation exposure in pediatric exams to meet ALARA guidelines with GE’s default color-coded PET/CT protocols.

Starting with pre-scan and straight through post-processing, the Optima PET/CT 560 helps make your entire scanning experience streamlined and efficient. 

  • Powerful reconstruction technology that reconstructs 3D iterative images – allowing decision-making before your patient is even off the table.
  • Advantage Workstation* offers fast, flexible and clinically effective post-processing capabilities. 
  • Efficiently visualize, track, and manage multiple lesions and multiple exam data over time with PET VCAR interactive reporting tools. 
  • Conduct exams quickly for your patients with the clean and simple user-friendly interface.
  • Convenience and comfort with the Freedom Workspace* ultra-compact and ergonomic design.

In addition, Optima PET/CT 560 is designed to help you get the most from your investment. 

  • 2011 recipient of Frost & Sullivan Price Performance Value Leadership Award.
  • Ability to operate the CT as a standalone 8- or 16-slice CT scanner.
  • GE PET/CT rated #1 for its reliability and that is backed by one of the largest and most 
    experienced service forces.1 
  • iCenter* Asset Maintenance portal that lets you see scanner’s operational status at a glance including planned maintenance schedules, complete service history, contract information and system health. 

1. Data cited from the 2010 ServiceTrak Imaging Survey of PET systems.  IMV is an independent medical imaging research firm that annually surveys imaging professionals on their satisfaction with OEM equipment service.

Technology

Optima PET/CT 560 from GE Healthcare is packed with advanced technologies that benefit the clinician, the technologist and the patient.

  • GE BGO crystal with remarkable sensitivity and fast scanning for high throughput.  Proven track record of speed and performance that is ideal for fluorine-based tracers and for routine oncology studies. 
  • Dose reduction technologies such as 3D dose modulation algorithm that automatically adjusts dose as you scan along the x-y-z axes for dose reduction and Optimized narrow X-ray beam.
  • ASiR* dose reduction technology on the Optima PET/CT 560 may allow for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images, thereby reducing the dose required. ASiR may deliver image pixel standard deviation equivalent to an acquisition with higher generator power.1 
  • A direct upgrade path to the Discovery PET/CT 600 series lets you take full advantage of GE PET/CT innovations to image a wider range of patients. 
  • InSite* OnWatch remote service technology that constantly analyzes data to potentially eliminate faults before they occur. 
  • TiP* Virtual Assist (TVA) On Demand service program for efficient trouble shooting support and real-time technologist training.

1. In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. 

Optima 560 with patient.

Customer Testimonials

Dose management with ASiR

Many patients have repeat CTs. Over years, they accrue large volume of CTs and that can lead to a lifetime of radiation dose. Advanced imaging protocols may enable physicians to remove image noise associated with lower dose while obtaining a high quality diagnostic image. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital has employed ASiR in their imaging protocols.

 
  
 

  

Decatur Bonescan

F18 Sodium Flouride (NaF) is a highly sensitive bone-seeking PET Tracer. Its mechanism of uptake resembles that of Tc99 methylene diphosphonate (MDP), but with better pharmacokinetics than MDP. The pharmacokinetics of NaF, together with the morphological information from CT and functional information from PET enables better characterization of bone-lesions and bone-metastases. In this testimonial, physicians at Decatur Memorial Hospital share their experiences in incorporating F18 PET bone scan into their clinical practice.


PET/CT in Pediatric setting

Description: Children are most susceptible to radiation. As they accumulate more studies over their life, the dose can be cumulative. It is a big focus to diminish the possible dose as much as you can while still maintaining diagnostic imaging quality. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital is using GE Discovery PET/CT 690 to address these challenges.

  

  


PET VCAR

Clinical and Administrative staff from Cancer Treatment Centers of America share their experiences in using a GE PET/CT with PET VCAR. PET VCAR helps clinicians reconstruct 3D map of all lesions and presents all the information in a single customized report. The information helps visually delineate the key findings from the study including longitudinal assessment. This helps radiation Oncologists, referring physician and the oncologists to help plan the next step. The benefits of standardized reports that remove user variability and the impact on referrals are also discussed.

 

Integrated Registration

We get great anatomical information out of the MRI and great functional information out of the PET. The ability for the referring physician to show a patient or patient's family member images from PET or a CT or an MR fused together into a single image helps the patient and the patient's family understand the significance of the disease and helps them make the decisions regarding their healthcare. Integrated Registration automatically registers multimodality images such as CT, MR and PET images and the fused PET images are nicely correlated with the MR findings and the EEG findings on the patients.


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