FDA Clears Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision Quadra PET/CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers’ Biograph Vision Quadra, a PET/CT scanner with an extended 106 cm axial field of view (FoV), has received US FDA 510(k) clearance. Designed for clinical use as well as translational research, the system features 3.2 mm silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) detector technology and Time of Flight (ToF) performance. According to the company, these features deliver significantly increased effective sensitivity and allow the clinician to image the average patient dynamically from the top of the head to the thigh in just one position.

With the scanner’s extended axial FoV, the clinician can examine patient anatomy during radiopharmaceutical uptake over time. The combination of SiPM detectors and extended axial FoV permits more anatomical coverage in one bed position than a standard PET/CT scanner, enabling fast scanning at low patient radiation dose. The Biograph Vision Quadra can be sited in the same clinical space as a traditional PET/CT scanners.

“The Biograph Vision Quadra breaks through current clinical scanner limitations by simultaneously imaging all vital organs in a single field of view,” said John Khoury, Head of the Molecular Imaging business at Siemens Healthineers North America. “This new system helps open the door to better understand disease.”

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