nu:view, the world’s first breast CT scanner to use spiral CT and photon-counting technology, is the brainchild of Erlangen-based company AB-CT.
nu:view breast-CT is already in use at university hospitals and radiology practices in Europe. Contact us for further details.
3D imaging capabilities of nu:view Breast CT
nu:view enables high definition 3D images to be taken within 12 seconds whilst using low dose radiation, comparable to mammography.
To obtain the best possible image quality and maximize radiation dose efficiency at the same time, the detector uses state-of-the-art single photon-counting technology. Unlike conventional scintillation, nu:view uses direct converting detectors made of cadmium telluride (CdTe).
In the course of one rotation around the female breast up to 2,000 projection images are created — with a full spiral scan taking as little as 7 to 12 seconds.
No breast compression is applied, making the process pain-free and as a world first, nu:view makes it possible to acquire images of the entire female breast in a single scan in true 3D without superimposition and a superb soft-tissue differentiation. nu:view can be seamlessly integrated into your RIS and PACS, facilitating the safe storage of the images and ensuring a seamless workflow.
Advantages of Breast CT imaging
3D images of the breast without superimposition
Functional examination by using contrast media
High resolution 3D images (isotropic)
Excellent contrast between glandular tissue and calcifications
Short examination time of <12 secs
Low radiation dose
Outstanding patient comfort - no breast compression