Biograph mCT Flow

Moving the standard to personalized care.

Biograph mCT Flow* with FlowMotion™ technology combines our standard-setting PET/CT with a unique system design that enables continuous motion of the patient table—allowing increased image quality, greater patient comfort, better performance and expanded versatility.**

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Set the standard in PET/CT

The value of PET/CT is in the details—more precise information leads to greater potential for an earlier diagnosis and a more definitive treatment strategy, helping to improve patient outcomes. Our entire product portfolio is built on technology that all together adds up to more. Our wide range of features expand your clinical capabilities and deliver excellent lesion detectability, spatial resolution and quantification accuracy—letting you bring a higher standard of care to more patients.

LSO crystals

Address a broader range of indications

Everything starts with the smallest element—the crystals. We are the only company to grow and individually select LSO crystals in house. Compared to BGO crystals, ours scintillate faster and have a higher light output, enabling better image quality and Time-of-Flight.4 With LSO crystals you are able to use all available PET tracers for a broader range of indications.

OptisoHD detector

Visualize more lesions

After our crystals are grown and individually selected, they are arranged with no gaps between detector blocks to provide very high spatial resolution and lesion visualization. The smaller the crystal element, the more detailed the image. Biograph mCT Flow’s patented OptisoHD detectors feature our unique LSO crystals cut into only four millimeter elements.

A smaller crystal size improves the visualization of small structures. In this head and neck cancer case, for example, two additional small lesions are identified.

TrueV 3

Scan faster or offer a lower dose

Once the block detectors are assembled, they can be arranged in standard or extended configurations. Our extended configuration, TrueV, widens the axial FOV for an increased count rate. 33% more4 detector elements results in more than a 70% increase in count rate performanc5, enabling either half the dose or two times the speed.

Time-of-Flight3

Generate increased image quality, lower dose or faster scans

LSO's short decay time enables you to measure the time difference between the detection of the two photons from the annihilation. That timing information, known as Time-of-Flight, can offer up to 200% improvement in signal-tonoise ratio, for even better image quality, lower dose or faster scan speed. It is quickly becoming an industry standard as 99% of all Biograph mCT Flow systems sold in 2016 included TOF.4

HD•PET3

Create visually sharper images6

The high-quality raw data provided by the combination of the high-resolution LSO detectors and Time-of-Flight is now reconstructed to generate the final images for interpretation. HD•PET incorporates measured point spread functions (PSF) into the iterative reconstruction algorithm. Through modeling of the PSF, HD•PET more precisely accounts for the positioning of the line of response (LOR), yielding visually sharper clinical images.

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OSEM3D

HD•Chest3

Achieve greater lesion detectability

Regardless of how advanced a reconstruction method is, respiratory motion during imaging can displace organs and lesions by between five and 30 millimeters.7 HD•Chest is an automated solution that virtually eliminates motion from respiration. It automatically finds the region with the least movement and delivers high-definition motion-frozen images, so you can achieve greater lesion detectability.

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HD•Chest

FlowMotion

Personalize patient care

As a complement to our key technologies, FlowMotion can help improve patient outcomes and optimize your workflow. Most conventional stop-and-go examinations are restricted by the inefficiencies of bed-based scanning, which limits the routine use of advanced imaging technologies. FlowMotion's continuous bed motion helps you standardize protocols while personalizing the scans in a single, fast exam. Ensure reproducibility from one exam to another, reduce CT dose, increase image quality and provide greater patient comfort. Simply load the standardized, indication-based protocol, personalize to patient anatomy and start the scan.

Leverage an open design

The changing healthcare landscape calls for state-of the-art medical systems—ones that can accommodate a broader patient population, offer expansion into new service lines like radiation therapy, minimize rescans due to patient motion, reduce patient discomfort and deliver a streamlined user experience to give staff more time to spend with each patient.

Biograph mCT Flow’s design addresses these needs today for success into the future. A large 78 cm bore, short 135 cm tunnel and 227 kg (500 lb) table capacity support the examination of a heavier patient population, allow for easier patient positioning, offer space for additional therapy accessories and help increase patient comfort

Maximize your patient base

High PET and CT image quality on a challenging case of a 216 kg (478 lbs), 1,55 m (5´1”) patient – BMI of 91

Increase revenue with a 78 cm bore for imaging a wider variety of patients and procedures, and improve your workflow with a system that enables the acquisition of head to toes scans without having to flip the patient.

How we make it possible:
  • Large 78 cm bore*
  • 227 kg (500 lb) table capacity
  • Short tunnel*
  • 2m co-scan range

Image courtesy of the Ohio State University Medical Center,
Ohio, USA

Head to toes scan of a 2 meter (6’7”) patient without having to reposition.

Increase revenue with a 78 cm bore for imaging a wider variety of patients and procedures, and improve your workflow with a system that enables the acquisition of head to toes scans without haiving to flip the patient.

How we make it possible:
  • Large 78 cm bore*
  • 227 kg (500 lb) table capacity
  • Short tunnel*
  • 2m co-scan range

Image courtesy of University of Tennessee,
USA

An optimal experience for patients and technologists

For patients, the large bore and short tunnel help reduce discomfort. The system’s water cooling component, which eliminates the need for noisy fans and overly cold air conditioning, creates a calmer environment. And the continuous bed motion conveys a sense of progress, making patient movement less likely. For technologists, physiological devices in the bed reduce clutter and well-located controls make patient positioning easy.


Radiation Therapy Planning

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SMART PHS

Exclusive bed design with zero differential deflection for accurate attenuation correction and thereby a more accurate quantification.

Tailor each exam

To achieve an optimal outcome, you need more than just a high quality image. With Biograph mCT Flow you can combine standardized protocols and personalized scans all in one exam with excellent performance. Increase reproducibility and image quality, improve lesion detectability, reduce unnecessary exposure to radiation, provide greater patient comfort and decrease examination time—all in a single, fast exam.

Advanced standardization for consistent image quality

FlowMotion lets you develop and save protocols based on clinical indication so that they're easily incorporated into the clinical routine for your patients—helping to reduce the variability of image quality from different users and enabling reliable visualization of disease from one exam to another.

200x200 matrix: Poor lesion contrast

400x400 matrix: Improved lesion contrast

Organ-specific resolution helps to improve lesion detectability in a patient after thyroid resection.

Personalized scans for more precise lesion detectability

With up to four distinct scan zones, FlowMotion allows precise examination planning. For example, imaging of head and neck lesions requires very high resolution, whereas imaging of lung or liver lesions is subject to motion from breathing, which can reduce detectability. Because FlowMotion lets you integrate motion management with respiratory gating, you can improve your small-lesion detectability even in areas affected by motion, potentially changing patient staging.

Since the four FlowMotion scan zones can be adjusted to the anatomy and indication of each patient, the PET/CT examination can be individually tailored, providing higher image quality in one single, fast exam.17

A better way to see more patiens

Exams can be tailored for more people in a shorter amount of time with standardized, disease-specific protocols. Biograph mCT Flow allows you to integrate respiratory gating and high resolution in a single scan so you can perform more scans in less time.

A story of enhanced performance 9,15

Following the upgrade from Biograph mCT to Biograph mCT Flow with FlowMotion, the University of Tennessee experienced an increase in patient volume, improved throughput and a larger referral base.

Move your business forward

The changing healthcare market has introduced increasing cost pressures, reimbursement cuts and the need to attract more referring physicians and patients. Biograph mCT Flow is configured to address challenging patient situations, giving you the opportunity to maximize your return on investment. A remarkably scalable PET/CT platform, it’s designed to evolve with your business, helping you to attract referrals now and well into the future.

Premium CT

Fast volume coverage to examine e.g. multi-trauma patients with SOMATOM Definition

Address a wide variety of indications with fast volume coverage.

How me make it possible:
  • SOMATOM Definition CT technology
  • Dual energy*
  • 0.28 sec rotation time for motion-frozen imaging*
  • iMAR*

Image courtesy of Radiology LMU Grosshadern,
Munich, Germany

Gout evaluation with TwinBeam Dual Energy*

Expand your clinical capabilities by providing crisp image quality for the characterization, quantification, and differentiation of tissue with state-of-the-art dual energy CT images

How we make it possible:
  • SOMATOM Definition CT technology
  • Dual energy*
  • 0.28 sec rotation time for motion-frozen imaging*
  • iMAR*

Image courtesy of Luzerner Kantonsspital,
Luzern, Switzerland

Myocardial bridge in the LAD

Address a broader range of indications with Dual energy to maximize your revenue.

How we make it possible:
  • SOMATOM Definition CT technology
  • Dual energy*
  • 0.28 sec rotation time for motion-frozen imaging*
  • iMAR*

Image courtesy of LMU Grosshadern,
Munich, Germany

WFBP

iMAR

Improve patient outcomes by reducing artifacts caused by metallic implants.

How we make it possible:
  • SOMATOM Definition CT technology
  • Dual energy*
  • 0.28 sec rotation time for motion-frozen imaging*
  • iMAR*

Image courtesy of Rigshospitalet,
Copenhagen, Danmark

Highly tailored radiotherapy

PET/CT usage in radiation therapy planning is gaining momentum—particularly as modern radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments deliver higher doses to more targeted areas. Biograph RT Pro edition is designed to take full advantage of the premium PET and CT technologies of the Biograph mCT family of large bore scanners, giving you an accurate image for planning personalized treatment strategies with confidence.

Excellent pediatric care

Pediatric Lymphoma- F18 FDG PET•CT for Primary Staging

Expand your service line offerings for a larger patient population with solutions for pediatric imaging

How we make it possible:
  • Optiso HD detector*
  • TrueV*
  • UltraHD•PET*
  • 70kV protocols

In this pediatric case for lymphoma staging with 2mCi injected dose, even the small hyper metabolic nodal masses in the mediastinum and bilateral axilla can be visualized with high contrast.

Image courtesy of National University Hospital,
Singapore

Enhanced accuracy in cardiology

Due to the short half life of isotopes used in cardiac imaging, a high injected dose is typically used and demands a higher count rate camera. Slow detectors, such as BGO, can’t handle such high count rates and provide less accurate results. With Biograph mCT Flow, you can achieve precise quantitative values by performing PET-based perfusion or myocardial blood flow examinations.