MEDICAL CENTER DÜSSELDORF
The D-SPECT Gamma Camera is a scanner used exclusively for heart-myocardial scintigraphy. While conventional cameras in nuclear medicine have two or three detectors, the D-SPECT camera uses nine detectors situated in a semicircle around the chest.
Compared to conventional technology, the D-SPECT Gamma Camera is approx. ten times more sensitive and has twice the resolution. The scanner also captures images up to six times faster. The duration of the exam can thereby be shortened from 25 minutes to five to ten minutes.
Furthermore, the D-SPECT Gamma Camera lets us reduce the amount of radioactive medication required to be taken for the exam by up to 30%. Despite this, the D-SPECT scanner delivers image quality that is far superior to that of conventional cameras.
Images for the D-SPECT Gamma Camera are taken in a seated position. In addition, the scanner is extremely quiet and fast. This ensures that you are as comfortable as possible during the exam. As an open system, the machine is also suitable for patients with claustrophobia. There is no radiation emitted from the machine itself.