Royal Blackburn Hospital in Lancashire, UK, has installed Symbia T Series SPECT-CT system from Siemens Healthcare.

Siemens noted the recently introduced system will be used in a wide range of nuclear medicine procedures.

Royal Blackburn Hospital nuclear medicine lead radiographer Catherine Osborne said: "Siemens’ Symbia T was the solution of choice for Royal Blackburn Hospital and we anticipate that the benefits to our patients will include improved image quality and a higher specificity of results.

"The technology is providing improved characterisation of indeterminate lesions and differentiation between benign and malignant lesions."

"We anticipate that the benefits to our patients will include improved image quality and a higher specificity of results."

The Symbia T system has been installed in the place of a single-headed system in the hospital’s nuclear medicine department.

It will be used by the hospital team, including radiographers, a medical technical officer and an assistant practitioner.

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Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager Philip Tesh said: "As an advanced and highly integrated diagnostic SPECT-CT solution, it is designed with the primary aim of expanding the role of nuclear medicine.

"The system’s automation enables imaging speeds to be achieved that would have previously been unattainable, leading to faster patient diagnosis and treatment plus the ability to support increased patient volumes."

Siemens Healthcare provides services in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and medical information technology, as well as offers hearing aids.

Image: Royal Blackburn Hospital has installed Siemens’ SPECT-CT system. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.