A new brain PET scanner with motion correction is now on the scene and has acquired regulatory approval as a medical device in Japan

  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation

Brain PET scanner HIAS-29000

Brain PET scanner HIAS-29000

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Hamamatsu City, Japan; President and CEO: Akira Hiruma) and Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation (Hamamatsu City, Japan; Chairman: Akira Hiruma) have developed a brain PET (positron emission tomography) scanner called “HIAS-29000” that corrects the blurring in PET images caused by body motion of the examined subject.

The HIAS-29000 brain PET scanner with motion correction allows high-precision measurement of the brain state of subjects who have difficulty keeping still during examination. This will open doors to further research on achieving early detection and pathological elucidation of dementia and other psychiatric disorders. As well as speeding up our joint research, we will continue developing diagnostic imaging techniques based on our newly obtained knowledge to boost the diagnostic accuracy of physicians and promote therapeutic drug development.

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