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 excellent 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 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.
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. nu:view can be seamlessly integrated into your RIS and PACS, facilitating the safe storage of the images and ensuring a seamless workflow.