Oct 30, 2012
MILabs announces ultra-high performance Plus! SPECT
EANM CONGRESS, MILAN, ITALY, 27 October 2012 – MILabs, B.V. the Netherlands-based innovator and manufacturer of pre-clinical SPECT/PET/CT imaging devices announces the release of the Plus! Systems: the U-SPECT+ and U-SPECT+/CT.
Both systems achieve for the first time reconstructed SPECT resolution of ¼mm utilizing a new, super high-resolution collimator design. Significant resolution improvements (up to 15%) were also realized for the existing U-SPECT multi-pinhole collimator family that is based on MILabs’ proprietary M5™ dual-stage technology. Resolution gains were validated using Jaszczak phantom measurements while superior in vivo results are currently demonstrated by investigators in cardiac, neuroscience, oncology and pharmaceutical research, which will open new frontiers in these fields.
Additionally, MILabs introduces ultra-high-sensitive SPECT capability of >12,000 cps/MBq. This enables extremely low-dose experiments and accurate analysis of very fast tracer dynamics. MILabs now also offers new imaging beds and cells optimized for obesity studies.
Also with these Plus! systems, MILabs announces dynamic sub-half-minute whole-body mouse SPECT. This novel technique is accomplished with the benefit of the MILabs highly stable stationary detector design which is heralded by many researchers involved in e.g. pharmacokinetic modeling.
Extending the U-SPECT/CT and VECTor/CT hybrid SPECT/PET modality functionality, MILabs announces with the New Plus! the integration of data from most high-performance MRI platforms.
Central to the new performance Plus! enhancements is MILabs fully 3D model-based U-RECON image reconstruction employing accurate attenuation correction and scientifically validated system modeling for optimized resolution recovery and quantification for single and multi-isotope SPECT and simultaneous SPECT/PET.
New Plus! Functionalities are available for all MILabs systems and some as upgrades for existing U-SPECT and VECTor systems.
Please contact MILabs on how these advanced benefits could enable new research capabilities in your imaging lab.