By Sameh Fahmy
A quantum leap in PET/CT imaging
For nuclear medicine clinicians and researchers at Switzerland’s Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, being the first site to install Biograph Vision Quadra™ marked the conclusion of a process that began when their team crossed the Atlantic to consult with Siemens Healthineers as they designed the next-generation whole-body PET/CT scanner.
The convergence of nuclear medicine and musculoskeletal medicine has many benefits, particularly in orthopedic surgery. The capabilities of SPECT/CT technology, combined with advanced reconstruction and reading solutions, allow for accurate localization of pain origins that support diagnostic confidence and surgical accuracy.
Given the ever-changing healthcare landscape—one that is now even more fluid and volatile since the arrival of SARS-CoV-2—education and collaboration between nuclear medicine professionals and their colleagues are key to expanding and optimizing nuclear medicine’s utilization.
SPECT/CT imaging is a ubiquitous tool that aides clinicians in making prompt diagnoses and developing personalized treatment strategies. With the addition of an automated tool that consistently produces reliable, quantitative measurements, providers explain how they are able to integrate quantification into their routine SPECT/CT protocols.