WAUKESHA, WisconsinGE Medical Systems, a unit of General Electric
Company, has introduced the GE Discovery LS. The digital system combines
anatomical imaging from the company’s fast CT scanner, the GE LightSpeed
Plus, with functional imaging of metabolic activity from its most advanced
positron emission tomography (PET) system, the GE Advance NXi.
The Discovery LS generates high-quality PET and CT images of a patient in a
single 30-minute examination. Two image data sets are registered and fused to
form a single image.
The Discovery LS is currently installed for clinical use at University
Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; and Rambam
Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. GE forecasts that 30 systems will be installed
worldwide by the end of this year and more than 500 in the next 3 years.