Siemens Healthineers nuclear medicine head scan using SAFIRE.

SAFIRE

Sinogram affirmed iterative reconstruction

SAFIRE1 is a unique CT iterative reconstruction algorithm that uniquely allows for up to 60% lower radiation dose in your CT examinations without compromising image quality.

  • Recognized as a strong iterative reconstruction algorithm2
  • Significant noise reduction2 while maintaining image quality and detail visualization
  • Low-dose procedures may contribute to an increase in patient referrals, along with patient satisfaction
  • Designed for simple implementation and easy use

Symbia Intevo Bold scan of the torso using SAFIRE.
Data courtesy of University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

In this case, SAFIRE helped to significantly reduce the noise in the CT image while using a low-dose protocol. This study was performed on a Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT with 42 mAs at 110 kV, resulting in a DLP of 116 mGy*cm. Data


Biograph Horizon lung scan using SAFIRE.
Data courtesy of Praxis für Fusionierte Bildgebung, Halle (Saale), Germany.

In this case, SAFIRE allows for excellent CT image quality with oral and IV contrast medium, supporting the staging of adenocarcinoma. The study was performed on a Biograph™ Horizon PET/CT at 1 minute per bed position and CT scan parameters of 60 ref mAs at 130kV.


Biograph Horizon lung scan using SAFIRE.
Data courtesy of Praxis für Fusionierte Bildgebung, Halle (Saale), Germany.

With SAFIRE, excellent co-registered CT images obtained at a low dose (130kV / 61 ref mAs) allowed for the characterization and delineation of a sub-centimeter lung lesion.

General Requirements

  • Biograph Horizon
  • Biograph Vision
  • Biograph mCT
  • Symbia Intevo Bold: MI SPECT VB20
  • Biograph Horizon: PETsyngo VJ10
  • Biograph mCT: PETsyngo VG50
  • Biograph mCT Flow: PETsyngo VG50
  • Biograph Vision3: PETsyngo VG75

 

Please Note: Additional technical pre-requisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.

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