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Philips Gemini GXL vs. Gemini TF PET/CT

Posted by Josh Nunez

Nov 22, 2017 12:36:00 PM

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The Philips Gemini PET/CT line is now three generations deep. From the Gemini Dual and 16 Power, to the Gemini GXL, to the Gemini TF, Philips has been improving the image quality and detection accuracy of their PET/CT equipment every few years. Sometimes, these changes come quickly enough that, unless you keep your ear to the ground on all things tech, a new iteration can be easy to miss.

Since we know many of you are too busy serving patients, building practices, and managing imaging departments to monitor the equipment industry constantly, we've taken care of the legwork of comparing the last two Philips PET/CT models to emerge on the secondary market for you. Below you'll find a comparison of the Gemini GXL and the Gemini TF. You'll learn what they share, how they differ, and where each one shines.

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Topics: PET/CT

Scintron vs. CVIT

Posted by Josh Nunez

Feb 27, 2017 11:02:43 AM

When you're looking for a PET scanner, the computers and software are, in many ways, just as important as the scanner itself. Scintron and CVIT are two PET workstation suites you're likely to hear about on the market. The two products certainly have some things in common, but there are big differences as well as areas where each shines.

Keep reading to see how these two workstation suites measure up in terms of functionality, scanning speed, manufacturer compatibility,  and cost.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera

PET/CT Scan Times and Patient Throughput

Posted by Josh Nunez

May 29, 2014 9:09:00 AM

Estimating and maintaining a patient traffic baseline is a cornerstone for anyone managing a medical imaging facility. Staffing, reimbursements, capital purchases- all of these aspects of the field are affected in some way by the number of patients your imaging equipment will serve over a given time period.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT

2014 Joint Commission Standards: CT, Nuclear, PET, MRI

Posted by Trish Payne

May 2, 2014 5:01:00 PM

Starting this summer, all Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide services in CT, nuclear medicine, PET, and MRI will be subject to new standards. The first of these standards will go into effect on July 1st and others will roll out gradually throughout the remainder of the year and on into 2015.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, MRI, PET Scanners, Medical Imaging Compliance

Philips CT and PET/CT Production Suspended: Market Implications

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 22, 2014 2:56:00 PM

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You may have heard the news that Philips has voluntarily made the decision to cease US production of certain CT and PET/CT devices. The decision came after a recent FDA inspection and seems to be a temporary measure while the manufacturer works to resolve issues with their documentation. This is a great reminder of how seriously the FDA takes process controls and documentation for the purpose of maintaining the highest standards of safety in products in the marketplace.

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Topics: PET/CT, medical imaging news

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