Picker International's spiral scanner cleared in the US
This article was originally published in Clinica
Picker International (US) has received US FDA clearance to market its PQ 5000 spiral CT system. Unveiled at RSNA last November, the system is designed for high-end CT angiography. It features high-power acquisition (50 kW), synchronous vascular injection planning, high-speed integral angiography and three-second reconstruction (see Clinica No 633, p 20). The PQ 5000V vascular configuration, which has also been cleared, features 4-D angiography. Variable omni-dimensional opacity allows visualisation of vascular patency and multidimensional viewing of vessels, bone and soft tissue in one display, says Picker.
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