FDA clears Philips’ whole-body PET/MR imaging system

29 November 2011 (Last Updated November 29th, 2011 18:30)

Royal Philips Electronics' whole body PET/MR imaging system, the Ingenuity TF PET/MR, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Royal Philips Electronics' whole body PET/MR imaging system, the Ingenuity TF PET/MR, has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The system features the company's proprietary time-of-flight technology, Astonish TF, a technology for PET scanners that is designed to improve image quality by lowering noise with increased sensitivity.

The PET/MR imaging system is designed so that the patient table rotates between each modality to scan a patient, enabling the system to perform both standalone MR and hybrid PET/MR studies.

The trials on the Ingenuity TF PET/MR have demonstrated that integrating PET and MR imaging together provides quality diagnostic images.

Additionally, the imaging system could also be used in a clinical setting to support a patient's entire care cycle, from diagnosis to long-term disease management.