Shimadzu Review Vol.74[1・2](2017)


Development of Applications for the Elmammo Avant Class Dedicated Breast PET System

by Atsushi Ohtani1Tetsuro Mizuta1Kazushige Tachibana1Kazumi Tanaka1Yuichi Inaoka2Tomohiko Sato2and Munehiro Takahashi2

Shimadzu Review 74[1・2] (2017.6)


Shimadzu developed a dedicated breast PET system, Elmammo, to provide help in detecting breast cancer, and released it in September 2014. A total of 10 systems had been installed by the end of August, 2017. This time, using the knowledge obtained from clinical use we have developed the Elmammo Avant Class. In this new system, we shortened the distance between the skin contact surface and the edge of the image to reduce the blind area, and refreshed the user interface and power supplies to improve operability. The present paper describes these improvements.

Keywords: PET, Breast, Cancer, Imaging, Blind area, Usability

1Research & Development Department, Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
2Global Marketing Department, Medical Systems Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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