Discover nu:view

Leading Edge

nu:view, the world’s first breast-CT scanner to use spiral CT technology, is the brainchild of Erlangen-based company AB-CT. With the CE marking for nu:view in place, the new scanner is already in use on patients in Europe.

What sets nu:view apart is the very high image resolution coupled with low radiation dose and short scan times. 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 detectors made of cadmium telluride (CdTe).

In the course of one rotation around the female breast 2000 projection images are created — with a full spiral scan taking as little as seven to 12 seconds.
Doing all this without breast compression, an excellent patient comfort is ensured. For the first time a CT scanner 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.

Courtesy of Prof. Dr. Andreas Boss (USZ)

nu:view

a disruptive technology in the era of breast imaging

  • 01True 3D images of the breast without superimposition
  • 02Superb soft-tissue differentiation
  • 03Optimized for fast scanning with acquisition times of 7-12 second per scan
  • 04Low patient dose levels in the range of diagnostic mammograms
  • 05​Improved patient comfort without breast compression
  • 06​Full clinical integration (RIS & PACS)
  • 07CE Approved

Specifications

x-ray tube

Focal spot size: 0.3 (IEC 60336)

Tube voltage: 60 kV

Tube current: 5-125 mA

Power: up to 7.5 kW

Filtration: 3 mm Al (equivalent)

SCAN

Spiral cone-beam CT scan

Up to 2000 projections per 360°

Acquisition times of 7-12 s per scan

Low patient dose levels in the range of diagnostic mammograms

Without breast compression

Detector

Type: Photon-counting detector (direct conversion)

Sensor: CdTe, 0.75 mm thick

Pixel size: (0.1 mm)²

Detector area: about 280 x 50 mm²

Frame rate: up to 1000 Hz

Reconstruction

Fully isotropic high spatial resolution

Field of measurement:
Ø 200 mm x 160 mm

Voxel size: (0.15 mm)³

Filtered back-projection reconstruction algorithm

Coronal view

Sagittal view

Transversal view

Volume rendering

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Courtesy of Prof. Dr. Andreas Boss (USZ)

nu:view can not be purchased world-wide yet.
Please contact us to check availability in your territory

Contact us

AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT GmbH

Henkestrasse 91
91052 Erlangen
Germany
Tel: +49 9131 97310 0
Fax: +49 9131 97310 10
E-Mail: info@ab-ct.com

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