New PET imager cleared for U.S. sales

A Canadian manufacturer of positron emission tomography equipment has received FDA’s OK to market a small-footprint scanner that images targeted organs bearing radiotracers at close range.

Announcing the clearance July 18, Thunder Bay-based Radialis said its new PET system is designed to supply expanded views of molecular activity, yielding functional organ images with high spatial resolution.

“Able to visualize any positron-emitting radiotracer, the system is particularly promising for imaging novel radiotracers targeting biomarkers in a specific organ,” the company says, adding that the machine’s relatively diminutive size is intended to accommodate sites looking to complement PET/CT capabilities in existing nuclear medicine service lines.

Radialis says it bases its technology on research conducted at Thunder Bay’s Lakehead University.

Full announcement here.

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