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.