AnyScan TRIO SCP installed at new NPL MEMPHYS centre

2nd March 2018

AnyScan TRIO Gamma Camera t NPL

AnyScan TRIO SCP Gamma Camera installed at new NPL centre

Bartec Technologies has installed the first of its kind Gamma Camera in the UK supporting the acceleration of treatment for cancer, dementia and heart disease

The development and implementation of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in the UK takes a step forward this month with the installation by Bartec Technologies Ltd of a unique state-of-the-art Gamma Camera system at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London.

The installation forms a major part of NPL's new Metrology for Medical Physics Centre (MEMPHYS) to address the critical need for early diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as cancer, dementia and heart disease.  

The AnyScan® TRIO SCP by Mediso, supplied by Bartec, is a unique capability multi-modality Gamma Camera. The cutting edge system is the only triple-detector gamma camera on the market that combines SPECT, CT and PET imaging. It is the first of its kind to be installed in the UK and will allow NPL the flexibility to produce high quality images across multiple modalities.

Unique capability will help to progress clinical drug trials

The new system will help to expand NPL’s core function as a provider of standards of radioactivity. The facility will be used to develop new clinical quantitative nuclear medicine imaging standards with direct traceability to NPL standards.

As part of NPL's strategy to enable the rapid and widespread implementation of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, the new system will also support a range of services being offered to the NHS, academia and industry, including consultancy and advice, commissioning and validation methodologies and quality assurance protocols and training.

Andrew Fenwick, Higher Research Scientist at NPL, said: "The new camera system supplied by Bartec has a unique capability and will be the only triple-modality scanner in the world directly calibrated against primary standards of radioactivity. This will ultimately provide clinicians and pharmaceutical developers with confidence in their medical image decision-making and progress of clinical drug trials."

Mike Bewick, Sales Director at Bartec, said: "Bartec are delighted to work on such a prestigious project and with a market leading organisation such as NPL. We are proud to deliver a system which will play a significant role in helping NPL achieve their research goals."

The system was unveiled at the MEMPHYS Centre launch Open Day on Friday 23 February. The camera had been installed within the space of 90 days, alongside radiation protection experts Raybloc who ensured the facility was fit for purpose.

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