Shimadzu Review Vol.74 [1・2] (2017) - Healthcare

SPECIALLY COLLECTED PAPERS

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

by Atsushi Ohtani1, Tetsuro Mizuta1, Kazushige Tachibana1, Kazumi Tanaka1, Yuichi Inaoka2, Tomohiko Sato2, and Munehiro Takahashi2
(Received June 5, 2017)

Abstract

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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