Spectrum Dynamics Medical has integrated cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors from Kromek Group in its digital SPECT/CT products called the VERITON-CT 400 series.

CZT is a room-temperature semiconductor, which directly transforms x-ray or gamma photons into electrons and holes.

It is said to revolutionise the detector technology used in medical imaging and enables the reduction of scan times and decrease of radiation dose to the patient.

Additionally, CZT helps in enhancing image quality and quantitative accuracy.

Kromek’s digital detectors, in combination with Spectrum’s 360°, wide-bore SPECT/CT scanner and its image reconstruction algorithms, will help surge the energy range up to 400 keV for supporting the throughput demand of existing and new emerging nuclear medicine clinical applications.

The 400 Series digital detector technology is claimed to provide two to four times improvement in energy range, system sensitivity, and energy resolution.

These improvements are expected to significantly lower the scan times associated with current analogue or advanced digital technology.

Spectrum Dynamics CEO Gilad Yoeli said: “Clinical users across the world provide us with feedback on the Nuclear Medicine challenges they face.

“Providing the technology to address such challenges is what drives us.

“The increased sensitivity, improved energy resolution, and broader energy range of Kromek’s detector technology make it the right choice for the 400 Series and the advanced imaging and quantitative accuracy clinical users ask for.”

Spectrum Dynamics Medical Group, along with its subsidiaries, is involved in the development, manufacturing, selling, and servicing of advanced nuclear medicine imaging systems.

Kromek’s manufactures a range of monolithic spectroscopic CZT detectors.