Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Installs Siemens’ Symbia Intevo™ Nuclear Medicine Equipment

July 26, 2019

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Installs Siemens’ Symbia Intevo™— the world’s first xSPECT system — and offers accurate and comfortable SPECT/CT exams for a wide
range of patients.

Manistique, Michigan―Physicians at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital can now offer advanced, noninvasive Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Computed Tomography (CT) imaging services with the new Symbia Intevo by Siemens. Its innovative technology enables the quantification of molecular processes in the body, may assist with earlier modification of patient treatment, and allows for lower radiation exposure.

Symbia Intevo provides accurate and reproducible quantification in SPECT/CT imaging by ensuring optimization of each element of the imaging chain, which offers many benefits to physicians and their patients. Physicians can now characterize cancer lesions more precisely, which permits better staging and monitoring of disease. This allows for a more accurate assessment of treatment response, facilitating clinical decision-making and potentially minimizing the need for costly follow-up exams.

To address the needs of improving patient safety and increasing efficiency, Symbia Intevo allows for minimal radiation dose exposure while imaging patients faster than ever before. The system also offers exceptional patient comfort with an open design that may help patients feel more comfortable.

 

“We are thrilled to bring the Symbia Intevo system to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital to advance our SPECT/CT capabilities,” said Bob Crumb, CEO at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital “Not only will it enhance our workflow, we anticipate that it will enable us to increase the number of patients who can take advantage of these valuable imaging services.”

With a focus on fulfilling clinical, operational, and financial needs, Siemens’ goal is to deliver innovations that consistently lead the way in technological and medical advancement, maximize operational efficiency, and make state-of-the-art healthcare more affordable. For more information about Siemens and the Symbia Intevo system, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/intevo.

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