New SPECT System from Siemens scans virtually every patient and minimises costs


Symbia Evo Excel combines industry-leading SPECT image resolution and detector sensitivity with the smallest room size requirement in its class, a press release from the company says. 

Designed to fit into almost any existing nuclear medicine exam room, Symbia Evo Excel virtually eliminates costs associated with room renovation and expansion. With a high-capacity patient bed, larger bore size compared to previous systems and highly flexible detectors, the system is optimized for obese or critically ill patients and increases the variety of applications a healthcare institution can offer.

With a room size requirement up to 29% smaller than for conventional systems in its class, Symbia Evo Excel fits in a room as small as 3.60m (11ft 8in) x 4.57m (15 ft). The system improves patient comfort with a 30% larger bore [102 cm (40.2 in)], compared to its predecessor, and a high-capacity patient bed that supports patients up to 227kg. The bed also improves accessibility for patients with limited mobility with a convenient minimum access height of 53cm (21in). The exceptional detector flexibility allows imaging of critically ill patients on a gurney or in a hospital bed. Additionally, the short tunnel length and maximum scan length of up to 200cm (6ft 7in) improves patient comfort for claustrophobic and tall patients.

Symbia Evo Excel’s full range of versatility offers the ability to scan a broad range of patients for a variety of applications. The detector heads easily rotate into numerous positions, including caudal/cephalic tilt, providing comprehensive imaging configurations for general purpose, cardiology, oncology and neurology studies.