Symbia T Series SPECT/CT

Symbia™ T Series SPECT/CT is an advanced and highly integrated diagnostic SPECT/CT solution. Offered with 2-, 6- or 16-slice diagnostic CT, Symbia T Series SPECT/CT expands the role of nuclear medicine into routine surgical planning, orthopedics, advanced cardiology and much more. With innovative technologies such as IQ•SPECT and the industry's highest NEMA sensitivity**, Symbia T Series SPECT/CT offers minimum dose and maximum speed while providing the highest possible image quality.
 

 

 

  • High-definition SPECT/CT
  • Minimum dose and maximum speed
  • Full automation
  • Seamless integration

Features & Benefits

High Definition SPECT•CT

Symbia’s latest HD detector technology offers outstanding and consistent image quality. The energy independent response and the highly integrated detector electronics eliminate isotope-specific floods. Real-time corrections and individual photomultiplier tuning further minimize scheduled system calibrations and user interaction. Symbia has the industry’s highest NEMA sensitivity*, enabling more counts and better image quality.
 

Your Return on Innovation


Clinical

  • High confidence with diagnostic SPECT•CT
  • Symbia provides best-in-class image quality with industry-leading NEMA sensitivity of 202 cpm/uCi*


Workflow

  • Integrated SPECT and diagnostic CT enable two examinations on one system
  • High sensitivity of AUTOFORM collimators enables rapid SPECT imaging


Financial

  • Dual use of SPECT and diagnostic CT can increase patient population
  • Advanced SPECT•CT applications can lead to higher number of referrals

     

*Competitive information is based on published literature at the time of printing; data on file.

Minimum Dose and Maximum Speed

Only Symbia with IQ•SPECT enables you to scan at 2x speed with only ½ the dose, all without sacrificing image quality. With IQ•SPECT, you can receive more information from the heart in 4 minutes than with a conventional SPECT study in 16 minutes.



 

Your Return on Innovation


Clinical

  • SMARTZOOM collimators collect 4x more counts from the heart allowing you to lower injected dose by up to 75%
  • Symbia SPECT•CT provides the lowest dose for CT attenuation correction


Workflow

  • Combine SPECT, CT and Calcium Scoring into one scan
  • IQ•SPECT 4-minute cardiac virtually triples throughput


Financial

  • Save on system costs with the only general-purpose system with ultra-fast cardiac technology
  • Increase referrals by offering a complete 5-minute cardiac work-up
Full Automation

Operational costs and workflow. Diagnosis and treatment. Time affects every aspect of daily imaging – from a patient’s well-being to staff efficiency. Supported by Automatic Quality Control (AQC), Automatic Collimator Changer (ACC) and Fast Spiral CT, Symbia’s automation enables you to achieve imaging speeds that were previously unattainable. Ultimately this leads to the possibility of faster patient diagnosis and treatment and the ability to support increased patient volumes.
 

Your Return on Innovation


Clinical

  • Autocountour allows for optimal SPECT resolution by minimizing detector-to-patient distance
  • WorkStream4D provides consistent image reconstruction results


Workflow

  • Automated quality control runs every night ensuring the system is ready each morning to scan
  • Automated collimator changer eliminates manual collimator exchange and collimator cart storage


Financial

  • Less potential risk of equipment damage through automated features
  • Maximized patient throughput with faster scan times and minimal user interaction
Seamless Integration

By providing both diagnostic CT and SPECT studies in a single system, Symbia makes exams easier on patients, preventing days or weeks of uncertainty as they wait for test results. Our seamless integrated SPECT•CT offers an array of fully integrated options:
 

 

 

  • Stand-alone diagnostic CT upgradable to 2, 6 or 16 slices
  • Integrated collimator changer
  • Integrated ECG does not require additional space or cables, allows a fast patient hook-up and reduces the risk of equipment damage
  • Symbia.net for reading and processing images anytime and anywhere

 

Your Return on Innovation
 

Clinical

  • System use as SPECT, stand-alone CT or integrated SPECT•CT increases clinical utility
  • Compact system integration enhances patient comfort and provides reliable co-registration of SPECT and CT


Workflow

  • Combine SPECT and CT into one exam
  • Read and process SPECT•CT cases from anywhere, anytime with Symbia.net
     

Financial

  • Save time and space with the smallest diagnostic SPECT•CT system in the market today
  • Upgradable to a higher number of CT slices to expand clinical utility

Technical Details

IQ•SPECT

IQ•SPECT is the world’s first intelligent SPECT technology. With IQ•SPECT, you can receive more information from the heart in 4 minutes than you would with a conventional SPECT in 16 minutes. Its dual SMARTZOOM collimators work in tandem to track the heart and keep it in the sweet spot at all times. So the acquisition can be quick and accurate, resulting in excellent patient comfort and superb throughput.
 

  • SMARTZOOM collimators center on the heart, collecting up to 4 times more counts than parallel hole collimators. These collimators magnify the heart while still capturing counts from the entire body, so truncation is virtually eliminated.
  • IQ•SPECT’s cardio-centric orbit is centered on the heart instead of the gantry’s mechanical center. This ensures the heart is always in the SMARTZOOM collimators’ magnification area.
Automatic Collimator Changer

The Automatic Collimator Changer (ACC) provides a motorized collimator motion to the integrated collimator changer. By integrating the collimator changer into the system, Symbia eliminates the need for a collimator cart by providing a storage area underneath the patient bed for both low and medium energy collimators.
 

 

  • Saves space
  • Easy to use
  • More time to perform other tasks
  • More scheduling flexibility
Automatic Quality Control

With automated daily, weekly, and monthly quality control (QC), you can take comfort in the knowledge that QC is performed routinely and consistently. Automatic Quality Control (AQC) automatically starts the specified QC tasks so they are finished before your first scheduled patient arrives. AQC uses built-in shielded sources: A point source for peaking and tuning, a line source for extrinsic flood, and a sleeve with five slits for center of rotation and multiple head registration. The process finishes with a report of the completed QC results and integrates with SRS.
 

  • Reliable, consistently reproducible QC
  • Performance trending
  • Potentially eliminate risk of spillage with open sources
  • Operator dose reduction
  • Remote Service Access monitoring to prevent unscheduled downtime