Eight individual 24cm PET gantries that make up the two-meter full-body uEXPLORER® digital PET system landed on Grand Rapids’ “Miracle Mile” for installation last week.
HOUSTON, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — United Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment, announced that the uEXPLORER, the company’s state-of-the-art digital two-meter total body PET/CT scanner, has arrived and is being installed at the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building in Great Rapids. This site on “Medical Mile” is where innovator Bold Advanced Medical Future (BAMF) Health has chosen to set up the first theranostics clinic in the country to install full body PET scans; this center and the uEXPLORER system will focus on how molecular imaging and theranostics are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The main leaders were there May 9and to see the gantries rolling through the state-of-the-art facility. BAMF Health opened its clinic, radiopharmacy and North American headquarters at Michigan State University’s Grand Rapids Innovation Park in August 2021where he expects to treat thousands of cancer patients across the country.
“This is an important step and a victory for patients first and foremost,” said Jeffrey Bundy, Ph.D., CEO of United Imaging Healthcare Solutions. “BAMF Health is absolutely revolutionizing the treatment of cancer and disease here in the United States, and the way they have intentionally designed their facilities and put our technology into play to focus on the idea of moving from diagnosis to treatment on the same day game changer, which is why they are ideal partners to use our medical imaging equipment: they believe as we do that the unique capabilities of our technology serve a higher purpose and can help them take patient outcomes to the next level. different.
United Imaging’s uEXPLORER is the world’s first and only 3D medical imaging scanner capable of capturing the entire human body in a single bed position. As part of United Imaging’s all-digital PET/CT portfolio, uEXPLORER achieves full-body imaging (two meters) in a single scan in as little as 30 to 240 seconds, while enabling rapid and continuous tracking of the distribution of tracers in blood, organs, and tissues throughout the body. The uEXPLORER offers unparalleled support for pharmacokinetic studies and radiation dose assessment and has a wide range of applications, from improving diagnostics to monitoring disease progression and research. new therapies. For example, uEXPLORER can be used to better visualize both primary cancerous mass and metastases dynamically at the same time.
A uPMR 790 will also be installed this summer. The uPMR 790 PET/MR is based on the innovative uEXPLORER technology. It incorporates the strengths of next-generation SiPM-based TOF HD (time-of-flight) with a 32 cm axial field of view and 3T MRI with the United Compressed Sensing (uCS) platform. These technologies taken together are redefining clinical PET/MRI imaging.
“The clinical combination of PET/MR and PET/CT technology is unmatched in this country,” said Dr. Anthony Chang, said the founder and CEO of BAMF Health. “Being able to bring this sophisticated care to patients in our local community and across the United States is very rewarding, and the focus BAMF Health and United Imaging have on our missions (Enabling Patients to Become People Again and Equal Health Care for all, respectively) tells the story of why we do what we do, and we’ve only just begun.
ABOUT UNITED IMAGING
At United Imaging, we develop and produce advanced medical products, digital healthcare solutions, and smart solutions that span the entire imaging diagnostic and treatment process. Founded in 2011, our company has subsidiaries and R&D centers around the world. Our North American headquarters in Houston includes our corporate offices, factory, product showroom, service training center and spare parts distribution center. With a cutting-edge digital portfolio and a broader mission of healthcare access for all, we drive industry progress and bold change. To learn more, visitunited-imaging.comor follow us onLinkedInand Twitter@UnitedImagingHC.
ABOUT BAMF HEALTH
BAMF Health realizes intelligence-driven precision medicine through artificial intelligence-enabled molecular imaging and targeted molecular radiation therapy. The company’s flagship location in Grand Rapids, Michigan will include the world’s most advanced cyclotron-equipped radiopharmacy, imaging clinic and theranostics clinic, and will open inside the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building in summer 2022. To learn more, visit bamfhealth .com or follow us on LinkedIn
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