TOF-PET Scanner for Head & Breast - BresTome
This “BresTome” is the world’s first TOF-PET system specialized for head and breast examinations, scanning brain tumors, epilepsy and breast cancers with remarkable accuracy, and even supporting Alzheimer’s and other dementia researches.
Outstanding Image Resolution
The TOF (Time of Flight) PET system, dedicated to head and breast examinations with SiPM (Silicon Photomultiplier) detector, provides excellent spatial resolution as compared to conventional whole body PET systems. This system is able to scan brain tumors, epilepsy and breast cancers with outstanding accuracy and even support Alzheimer’s and other dementia researches.
One Dedicated System for Two Clinical Fields
This dedicated system is uniquely designed dedicated for head and breast examinations. The detector position in the system can be switched from head scanning position to breast mode positioning just by pressing a button.
In “Breast scan mode”, a patient just lay down on the mattress to be performed the examination. It greatly helps eliminate the pain by compressing the patient’s breast that is typical in PEM(Positron-emission mammography) or X-ray mammography systems and ease the stress on patients. Patients can totally relax during the examination.
*Note: The availability of this product is limited in Japan only, as of March 2021.
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