OncoFreeze

OncoFreeze AI: An AIDAN TechnologyAcquire images virtually free of respiratory motion without extending scan time.1

Ninety percent of PET/CT oncology cases involve lesions in the chest or abdomen.2 These areas are subject to respiratory motion, which can displace organs and lesions by a range of 5-30 mm, blurring images and reducing diagnostic confidence.Without respiratory gating, 40% of lung lesions may even go undetected.4

However, challenges in respiratory motion management limit the use of gated images:

  • Motion management is difficult to provide for every patient
  • Setup of external physiological devices can add complexity and time to patient exams
  • Acquiring enough counts to create a motion-frozen image often requires additional time to scan a patient

OncoFreeze AI, an AIDAN technology, offers deviceless gating with just a click. Using artificial intelligence, OncoFreeze AI finds anatomy that can be impacted by respiratory motion and helps you increase clinical confidence with improved detection and delineation of lesions.

Our PET/CT scanners meet international security standards, from product development to finished design. Our priority is to secure your reputation and your patients’ health information.

Our PET/CT scanners meet international security standards, from product development to finished design. Our priority is to secure your reputation and your patients’ health information.

Clinically-driven

Clinically-driven >>

Clinically-driven

Patented crystal design enables high resolution images to allow physicians to visualize small lesions sooner.

Patient-focused

Patient-focused >>

Patient-focused

AIDAN builds upon our forward-thinking bed design that allows smooth, continuous bed motion to perform dynamic scans known as FlowMotionTM. This patient-focused design provides a more comfortable experience for patients.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence >>

Artificial Intelligence

The new Biograph AIDAN family of PET/CT scanners includes proprietary ALPHA technology to bring artificial intelligence to PET scanner operations, helping you to become more efficient, personalize your scans, and standardize your exams.


OncoFreeze

OncoFreeze AI is designed to offer motion-frozen PET images in areas affected by respiratory motion with just a click:

  • Artificial intelligence identifies affected anatomy
  • Seamless integration within FlowMotion acquisitions
  • No external device required
  • No need to coach patients
  • No additional scan time
  • High-quality images for every patient, every time up to 227 kg (500 lb)
  • Contact-free respiratory gating 

With FlowMotion as the foundation for image acquisition, the scanner moves in one continuous motion, allowing the scanner to always know its location over the body compared to step and shoot where overlap introduces changes in position throughout the scan. 

Our propriety ALPHA technology identifies specific anatomical landmarks to automatically determine the zone most impacted by respiratory motion for each patient. A deviceless waveform technique generates the respiratory signal without any additional setup or patient interaction. 

Finally, using OncoFreeze for the image reconstruction, 100% of the acquired PET counts can be used for image reconstruction, which means no additional scan time for a motion-frozen image.

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OncoFreeze AI eliminates the need for additional setup of external physiological devices both on the patient and at the scanner and acquires a respiratory waveform that will be used to generate motion-frozen or cine, PET reconstructed images.

The Siemens deviceless waveform implementation offers a robust solution that can acquire a respiratory waveform similar to those created by external devices.

Using a deviceless waveform can have an additional benefit because it can acquire a respiratory waveform even in the case where an external device would fail.


OncoFreeze

OncoFreeze AI benefits from its predecessor, OncoFreeze. Both solutions support the generation of motion-frozen images without any additional scan time, however OncoFreeze AI acquires a deviceless signal.

Using the optimal gate, the gated image that demonstrates the most quiescent point of the respiratory cycle, OncoFreeze will generate a motion frozen image using 100% of the counts from a static image.

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General Requirements

  • Biograph Horizon
  • Biograph Vision
  • Biograph mCT
  • Biograph mCT eco

Biograph mCT and Vision must run SW PETsyngo VG80 or higher

Biograph Horizon must run SW PETsyngo VJ30 or higher

PET Respiratory Gating or PET/CT Respiratory Gating option is required to enable this option.

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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