Improved SPECT images with declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe

Due to its flexible design and freehand usage, the declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe is capable of scanning directly on the surface of the skin which increases image resolution for several applications e.g. thyroid imaging.

Hybrid SPECT augmented ultrasound imaging

declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe and Ultrasound Fusion offers a unique hybrid imaging solution for direct correlation between the SPECT image and ultrasound. This is advantageous in thyroid diagnosis, parathyroid, and preoperative detection and localization of sentinel lymph nodes.

declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion  SMART concept for hybrid SPECT & Ultrasound Imaging

Applications of declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion

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Dorsal nodules: Resolve cold thyroid nodules unseen by planar scintigraphy. Cold nodules that are covered by healthy thyroid tissue or hot structures cannot be resolved in planar imaging. The depth information provided by the declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe allows resolving deep structures, hidden to conventional imaging.
Multinodular goiter: The high-resolution and depth information of the declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe provides a precise display of the radioactive distribution in the ultrasound plane. This exact matching of nodules in ultrasound and SPECT image data can help you make better decisions by seeing hot and cold areas on your live ultrasound image.
Potential Guidance for FNAC and/or MW/HIFU ablation: The declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe ultrasound fusion can help you avoid non-target structures when performing FNAC and/or MW/HIFU ablation and guide you to suspicious nodules.
Better differential diagnosis: The accurate registration of ultrasound and SPECT images allows a better differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound characteristics like shape, echo, Doppler and elastography can easily be combined with FNAC samples and metabolic information for each nodule individually. The declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe can also be used for MIBI imaging.

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The declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe system can be used for preoperative imaging as well as intraoperative navigation of hyperfunctional parathyroid glands. In addition to the conventional pre-operative ultrasound examination the fusion of ultrasound and SPECT images can contribute to the differential diagnosis for cases where ultrasound and scintigraphy alone are not conclusive.
Furthermore the declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe can provide a precise localization in the context of anatomy during surgery. This is particular useful in secondary surgeries and in case of ectopic glands.

Features & Benefits of declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion

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Due to its freehand nature the declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe is capable of scanning directly on the surface which results in an increase in image resolution.
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By construction, calibration, and external referencing the SPECT image generated by declipse®SPECT Imaging Probe is coregistered and overlaid on the ultrasound plane without any interaction of the user.
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For intuitive orientation, the projection of SPECT image is overlaid on a live video image of the patient featuring augmented reality visualization.
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The hybrid 3D imaging features metric measurements in the dataset and localization of structures in 3D.

How does declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion Work

The declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion consists of a high precise optical navigaton system, a sensitive, lightwight and handheld gamma detector and a high resolution ultrasound system.

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The usage of the declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion is seemlessly integratable into the clinical workflow.

Literature about declipse®SPECT Ultrasound Fusion

  • Freesmeyer M, Opfermann T, Winkens T.: Hybrid Integration of Real-time US and Freehand SPECT: Proof of Concept in Patients with Thyroid Diseases. Radiology. 2014 Jan 16

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