Visualization of small lesions
Visualization of small lesions is essential for clinicians to diagnose, stage and monitor therapy in oncology patients2. Unmet needs in molecular imaging include detection of small lesions, low dose and fast scans, and clear separation of responders vs. non-responders to therapy.
Philips Vereos digital PET/CT improves detectability and characterization of small lesions relative to the same patient acquired on analog PET/CT. As the first and only true digital PET/CT system offering, Vereos Digital PET/CT is clinically proven to reveal small lesions, enabling a path to improved diagnosis, staging and treatment monitoring.
In this case, Vereos reveals a lung lesion that was not visualized on the Gemini TF analog system. The improved detectability of small lung lesions with Vereos digital PET/CT could have a significant impact on the staging of the patient, affecting the patient management pathway and determining timely response to treatment.
1 Nguyen NC, Image Quality and Diagnostic Performance of a Digital PET Prototype in Patients with Oncologic Diseases: Initial Experience and Comparison with Analog PET, J Nucl Med 2015; 56:1378–1385.
2 Hussain T, Nguyen QT. Molecular Imaging for Cancer Diagnosis and Surgery. Advanced drug delivery reviews. 2014;66:90-100.