The Molecular Imaging Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute has two Siemens E, cam dual-head gamma cameras available for use. One camera is located at the University of Utah Hospital. The other is at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Primarily for clinical use, they can also be used for research purposes.
These cameras are state-of-the-art systems that allow for 180°, 90°, and 76° detector configurations to optimize image quality for whole body, cardiac, and general SPECT studies and high throughput for every acquisition type. The gantry, with its motion flexibility including caudal/ cephalic detector tilt, offers full clinical utility for general purpose, cardiology, oncology, and neurology studies.
Additional features include the following:
- High performance, large field-of-view HD4 detectors
- Automatic body contouring which optimizes system resolution with SPECT and whole body scans
- Ultra-thin, low-attenuation imaging pallet
- Profile non-uniform cardiac attenuation correction option and flash 3D advanced reconstruction option for optimum image quality in cardiac and general SPECT imaging
There are three e.soft workstations available for image display and analysis.
A Picker PRISM 2000 SPECT 1 IRIX three-detector SPECT camera with coincidence imaging capabilities is located at University Hospital.
A Siemens C.cam is located at the Redwood Health Clinic, which is used strictly for cardiac imaging. The C.cam is optimized for cardiac imaging by using a "reclining" chair that lets patients sit back comfortably during scanning. This allows for less patient motion during the imaging procedure with an improvement in image quality.