NM/CT 850

A simple way to bring everything together
At a Glance

Our most accessible SPECT/CT system

Has the smallest footprint of all our 800 Series SPECT/CT systems

Enhance productivity

with simplified workflows for complex procedures

Increase confidence in your images

Leveraging the CT technology you need for anatomical localization and attenuation correction

Cost-effective system upgrade

Shares the same modular design as the rest of the 800 Series family of nuclear medicine systems

Give every SPECT the perspective of CT

NM/CT 850 is our most accessible SPECT/CT system. It combines the SPECT image quality and productivity enhancements of the 800 Series with the essential CT technology for providing that all-important layer of anatomical information, which you need specifically for localization and attenuation correction in SPECT imaging. It has the smallest footprint of all our 800 Series SPECT/CT systems and provides an easy upgrade path to diagnostic CT technology. With NM/CT 850, you don’t need the space for a high-end CT to ensure every SPECT image has the valuable perspective of CT.

A SPECT/CT system for true discovery

You are committed to making true discovery even more accessible to patients. That's why we created NM/CT 850, to help you overcome any financial and operational challenges in your way, so you can continue to pursue true discovery.

Engineered to inform

In addition to the all-new SmartConsole, NM/CT 850 includes a new LEHRS (Low Energy High Resolution and Sensitivity) collimator, which can be combined with either SPECT Step & Shoot Continuous scanning mode or our Planar Clarity 2D processing to increase sensitivity. We paired these and other SPECT enhancements with our Revolution™ ACTs, which has been adapted to provide the low-dose scanning specifically needed for localization and attenuation correction in nuclear medicine hybrid imaging.

It is an eight-slice CT system with many of the image-quality-enhancing technologies previously limited to high-end, diagnostic CT systems. It's a much more compact system without the extra cost and siting requirements of a 16-row detector CT.

• Shorter photomultiplier tubes combined with lean front-end electronics reduce analog noise and improve performance
• LEHRS collimators optimized for high sensitivity, low septal penetration and high resolution
• Exceptional NEMA resolution for SPECT in a detector box that is 13 cm slimmer
• Evolution technology for up to a 50 percent reduction of scan time or patient dose¹
• Enable a reduction of dose or scan times by up to 25 percent with the increased sensitivity of SwiftScan Planar and SwiftScan SPECT²
• Improved small lesion detectability with SwiftScan Planar and SwiftScan SPECT³
• Improved lesion localization, enabled by enhanced visualization of small lesions and anatomical edges⁴

Switch to an all-digital workflow with SmartConsole

SmartConsole is an all-new productivity hub for hybrid imaging. By automating SPECT/CT reconstruction, SmartConsole simplifies the workflow for complex hybrid and quantitative protocols and allows technologists to review results directly at the scanner console. It also allows physicians to review scans remotely from their own mobile devices. They can modify processing settings and initiate study processing anytime, anywhere across a LAN or a WAN*.

SmartConsole enables a noticeable improvement in productivity. Now, a physician can provide their input remotely and digitally. For example, physicians can review a whole-body bone scan directly on their tablet or other mobile device and define the scan range limits they need from wherever they are. The time saved with this switch to a digital workflow helps make it possible to complete exams in predictable time slots.

*Minimum hardware and software requirements apply

One home for all of your molecular images

SmartConsole makes advanced procedures more accessible by transferring exams directly to the PACS or other pre-defined DICOM destinations with no operator intervention, even if SPECT/CT fusion is not supported, by exporting the studies in DICOM PET format.

You can generate and send an additional dataset in PET DICOM format to enable quantitative SPECT results and SPECT SUV (Standard Uptake Value) on any PET DICOM compliant workstation or PACS. As a result, referring physicians can review and evaluate your SPECT/CT exams with the same quality of information they have come to expect from your PET/CT, as adjunct information to the original SPECT/CT images.


One diagnostic insight on top of another

NM/CT 850 combines the 800 Series SPECT enhancements with the thin-slice performance of Revolution ACTs to deliver one diagnostic insight on top of another. You can increase confidence in your images with the improved specificity and sensitivity of SPECT/CT over SPECT-only images. In addition, SmartConsole and Xeleris™ make more advanced hybrid and quantitative protocols available in routine settings by reducing the resources needed to perform them. It’s all the clinical value of SPECT/CT, in a smaller package. The perfect amount of capability to start detecting disease earlier with the potential to add standalone diagnostic CT capabilities in the future.

A simpler way to bring everything together

Q.Volumetrix MI is an Xeleris 4 DR application that integrates SUV measurements directly into the volume viewer. It allows you to see both the image and the SUV simultaneously instead of having to switch back and forth between two separate applications. Then, with SmartConsole, your quantitative SPECT/CT studies are automatically transferred directly to the PACS or other pre-defined DICOM destination. These resource-saving improvements allow you to expand your services to offer these advanced protocols without breaking your schedule.

Stay on top of the latest trends in imaging

NM/CT 850 allows you to provide referring physicians with a wide range of valuable services, including emerging trends in surgical and therapy planning. Services like the ability to calculate a lung cancer patient’s current lung capacity and accurately estimate what their post-operative lung capacity will be. And the ability to provide surgeons with a roadmap to find and remove affected nodes during sentinel node dissections. In addition, Revolution ACTs has the dose reduction technology referring physicians expect with every SPECT/CT exam.


A system that’s ready for the future when you are

NM/CT 850 shares the same modular design as the rest of the 800 Series family of nuclear medicine systems. They all share a common user interface and collimators, which makes it easier both operationally and financially to upgrade to another 800 Series system or to add another system to your overall asset mix. Its modular design also means you have the option to purchase SPECT advancements like SwiftScan Planar and SwiftScan SPECT now, or in the future. In addition, NM/CT 850 has a small footprint that is easy to site in smaller rooms. And it has an easy upgrade path to the standalone diagnostic CT capability of NM/CT 860 should your organization require it in the future.


Have a question? We would love to hear from you.

1. In clinical practice, Evolution options1a (Evolution for Bone, Evolution for Cardiac, Evolution for Bone Planar) and Evolution Toolkit1b are recommended for use following consultation of a Nuclear Medicine physician, physicist and/or application specialist to determine the appropriate dose or scan time reduction to obtain diagnostic image quality for a particular clinical task, depending on the protocol adopted by the clinical site.

1a. Evolution Options - Evolution claims are supported by simulation of count statistics using default factory protocols and imaging of 99mTc based radiotracers with LEHR collimator on anthropomorphic phantom or realistic NCAT – SIMSET phantom followed by quantitative and qualitative images comparison.

1b. Evolution Toolkit - Evolution Toolkit claims are supported by simulation of full count statistics using lesion simulation phantom images based on various radiotracers and collimators and by showing that SPECT image quality reconstructed with Evolution Toolkit provide equivalent clinical information but have better signal-to-noise, contrast, and lesion resolution compared to the images reconstructed with FBP / OSEM.

2. Compared to LEHR collimator, with Step & Shoot scan mode (for SPECT) / without Clarity 2D (for Planar). As demonstrated in phantom testing using a bone scan protocol, Evolution processing (for SPECT), and a model observer. Because model observer results may not always match those from a human reader, the actual time/dose reduction depends on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A radiologist should determine the appropriate scan time/dose for the particular clinical task

3. As demonstrated in phantom testing using a model observer. For SPECT, compared to using the LEHR Collimator and a SPECT Step & Shoot acquisition. For Planar, compared to using LEHR without Clarity 2D.

4. Compared to Optima™ NM/CT 640, as demonstrated in phantom testing.