Biograph Vision
See a whole new world of precision.

Biograph Vision
Biograph Vision
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Biograph Vision™1 is the next-generation of PET/CT scanners that empowers you to see a whole new world of precision. It goes beyond digital to reveal the bigger picture, maximize efficiency and help you to better understand disease progression.

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Cechy i korzyści

Accuracy to reveal the bigger picture

Biograph Vision is specifically designed to break through the limits of spatial and temporal resolution. With 3.2-mm crystals, Biograph Vision delivers high spatial resolution to reduce the impact of partial volume effect (PVE). Along with higher spatial resolution, a faster time of-flight also makes it easier to see small lesions2. This helps you quantify more accurately and more confidently understand disease progression.

Professor Ronald Boellard
“…by improving the spatial resolution…you have less partial volume effect, so you get sharper images and more accurate quantification.” Professor Ronald Boellard, PhD University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Performance to maximize efficiency

Biograph Vision can help you optimize your clinical operations with quality images and efficient workflow. With the market’s highest effective sensitivity at 100 cps/kBq3 and the fastest time-of flight in the industry4 Biograph Vision can not only reduce scan time and injected dose to boost productivity, it can also improve image quality. Combined with FlowMotion, it is designed to reduce unnecessary exposure to CT radiation, provide greater patient comfort, and decrease examination times.2

Professor John Prior, PhD, MD
“We have now already, as compared to the older system, reduced the activity we inject… Now it's probably 30% faster with about 30% less dose which is something very acceptable.” 2 Professor John Prior, PhD, MD, FEBNM Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

Reproducibility to understand disease progression

Biograph Vision can help reduce unwarranted variations to maximize patient care. Its zero-differential-deflection patient bed provides perfect registration between the CT and PET fields of view, ensuring accurate attenuation correction for more precise quantification. QualityGuard5 automates daily and weekly quality control without a radioactive source to help produce consistent and accurate results. FlowMotion Multiparametric PET Suite makes it easier and faster to perform parametric imaging in daily clinical routine. It is completely automated and integrated into the PET/CT workflow for more reproducible images.

Richard E. Carson, PhD
“Being more quantitative, our reproducibility can be that much better, and it may matter when we’re trying to do a repeat scan early on in a therapy and decide what to do.” Richard E. Carson, PhD Yale PET Center Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Zastosowanie kliniczne

Dane techniczne

Transcend digital with the Optiso UDR detector

Optiso UDR’s proprietary 3.2 mm LSO crystals move silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) technology beyond digital to a new level of precision to help you detect small lesions, devise accurate treatment strategies and achieve optimal performance in a wide range of count rates.

See a whole new world of precision

LSO scintillator
3.2mm crystals
SiPm Technology
Optiso UDR detector

Proprietary LSO scintillator

For faster time-of-flight and better image quality

Siemens is the only PET manufacturer that owns the entire manufacturing process of the detector. It allows us to closely control the process quality and gives the flexibility to explore different detector designs.
  • Grown, cut, and individually selected in-house
  • Self-manufactured to enable precise specifications and complete detector redesign
  • Higher light output and faster scintillation1, enabling faster time-of-flight and better image quality
3.2mm crystals

3.2mm crystals

For improved, more precise imaging

Smaller crystal elements and block size improve small-lesion detectability by delivering better volumetric resolution. Biograph Vision's 3.2 mm crystals allow you to see smaller lesions to help you confidently stage, risk-stratify, and develop appropriate treatment strategies sooner.
  • Small crystal elements improve signal-to-noise ratio and quantitative accuracy
  • 60% better volumetric resolution2
Clinical Images: Neurology

Clinical Images: Neurology

Excellent delineation of functioning cortex and sharp contrast between cortex and white matter. Additionally there is sharp basal ganglial edge definition, especially the sharp margins and distinct separation of the head of caudate nucleus and putamen.3
Clinical Images: Cardiology

Clinical Images: Cardiology

High image quality with sharp definition of left ventricular margins with low noise on a 700 MBq (18.9 mCi) 82Rb for both stress and rest.3
Clinical Images: Oncology

Clinical Images: Oncology

The ankle and knee joints are clearly delineated, and the bones of the mid foot can be visualized as well. Papillary musculature and excellent definition of the aortic wall and cardiac chambers can also be seen.
With Biograph Vision precise localization of PET activity can be achieved, which can possibly affect patient management. 4
SiPm technology

The first PET/CT with 100% coverage

For optimized performance
Time-of-flight performance depends on collecting light from all photons in the scintillation. Biograph Vision is designed so SiPMs cover the entire LSO-array area, allowing all light from the scintillation to be detected. This leads to 100% coverage5 and enables fast temporal resolution.
  • Provides 214 ps (picosecond) temporal resolution5 for the fastest2 time‐of‐flight and highest effective sensitivity2
  • 3.9x higher effective sensitivity6 for faster scans and lower dose

Better time-of-flight reduces noise

Less noise means greater image clarity, making small lesions easier to find.

Based on internal measurements at time of publication. Data on file.
Biograph Vision and its features and applications are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.
Top and middle images acquired on Biograph mCT, bottom image acquired on Biograph Vision.
Optiso UDR detector

Optiso UDR detector

Revolutionizing precision in PET/CT

At Siemens Healthineers, we are determined to do more than just continue the momentum of improving technology in increments. We’re inspired to make breakthrough improvements that would revolutionize PET/CT. The result? Transcending digital with the Optiso Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR) detector.
  • Optiso UDR detector technology reveals a new world of precision – to help you detect small lesions and devise accurate treatment strategies
What's in a detector?

What’s in a detector?

What is UDR?

What is UDR?

The new Optiso Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR) detector uses multiple technologies to provide optimal performance in a wide range of count rates. Fast time-of-flight and high effective sensitivity provide excellent performance in low and medium activity ranges such a 90Y, 18F and 68Ga applications.

A small block detector with low dead time makes it suitable to operate in the high-activity concentrations found in studies with very short-lived tracers, such as 82Rb and 15O.7

Biograph Vision and its features and applications are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.
1 Compared to BGO crystals.
2 Compared to competitive literature available at time of publication. Data on file.
3 Data courtesy of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
4 Data courtesy of University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
5 Based on internal typical measurements at time of publication. Data on file.
6 Compared to current Siemens state-of-the-art technologies. Data on file.
7 Images for illustration purposes only. Data acquired on Biograph mCT system.
68Ga: Data courtesy of University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
18F: Data courtesy of Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal, Switzerland
11C: Data courtesy of West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
82Rb: Data courtesy of Central Manchester University Hospitals, Manchester, UK


Specyfikacje techniczne

Bore diameter78 cm
Tunnel length136 cm
Table capacity227 kg (500 lb)
Generator power80 kW (100 kW optional)
Rotation times0.33, 0.305, 0.285 s
Tube voltages70, 80, 100, 120, 140 kV
Iterative reconstructionSAFIRE5
Metal artifact reductioniMAR5
Slices64, 128
Axial field of view26.3 cm
Crystal size3.2 x 3.2 x 20 mm
SiPM coverage of crystal array100%
Effective sensitivity100 cps/kBq
Effective NEC1870 kcps
Time of flight performance214 ps

Produkty, usługi i zasoby powiązane

1Biograph Vision is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons, its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

2Compared to current state-of-the-art technologies. Data on file.

3Based on internal measurements available at time of publication. Data on file.

4Based on competitive literature available at time of publication. Data on file.

5QualityGuard is currently under development on Biograph Vision and is not available for sale in the U.S. or any other country. Future availability cannot be guaranteed.


The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.