D-SPECT Gamma Camera

 

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.

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MEDICAL CENTER DÜSSELDORF
Luise-Rainer-Str. 6-10
(formerly Hans-Günther-Sohl-Straße 6-10)
40235 Düsseldorf

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Friday: 08:00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Benefits

Open system, suitable for patients with claustrophobia
Scanning time reduced to five to ten minutes
Ten-times more sensitive than other scanners
Extremely high image resolution
Reduction in radiation exposure by up to 30%
No unpleasant noises
There is no radiation emitted from the D-SPECT camera itself.

Please note

You must fast before the examination, meaning that you cannot eat anything 8 hours before the exam and may drink only water
Before the exam, you may not consume caffeine or eat chocolate
Do not take any medications on the day of the exam
Please bring a list of your regular medications with you to the examination
If you take betablockers, please stop taking them three days before the exam in consultation with your physician

Scope of Application of the D-SPECT Camera