BELNUC ’23 Dolce symposium – Industry Sponsored Symposium by Siemens Healthineers
Industry Sponsored Symposium by Siemens Healthineers.
As part of the Scientific Programme of the conference, an industry Sponsored Symposium will be held by the company Siemens Healthineers.
Be sure to meet Siemens Healthineers in the Industry Exhibition Hall.
Their Booth number is: 05
From NaI to SiPM and Beyond: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Fairy Galaxy of Modern Clinical PET
22nd April 2023
13:00 – 13:45
Prof. Roland Hustinx, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège
PET imaging was introduced in the clinical practice in Belgium some 30 years ago. Along with the development of clinically relevant radiopharmaceuticals, several successive technological improvements have contributed to an ever-renewed success. The addition of CT to PET, Time of Flight, and now SiPM and extended axial field-of-view are key milestones. This presentation will discuss how moving from an analog TOF PET/CT device to a 26-cm digital device positively affects the clinical and research aspects of a high-volume PET service. Further, the relative roles of various scanner types, i.e. long, very long, longer, and longest axial FOV will be discussed. In short, questions such as how fast is fast enough for the scan duration, how long is long enough for the FOV, and how low is low enough for the injected activity will be debated.