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Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission
Date:9/10/2007

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) to advance these efforts.

"This transition necessitates the development of a strong academic radiology department that will provide core imaging research, especially molecular imaging support, to TMHRI investigators," said Dr. Li. "An upgradeable platform like the Inveon is a perfect system to suit our needs today and we anticipate that it will be able to meet our needs for years to come."

According to Dr. Li, the success of his team's research efforts is contingent upon their ability to translate their findings into clinical applications that will improve patient care. Their success also hinges on their ability to conduct clinical trials to validate their hypotheses. The Inveon will play a critical support role in their publications on cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, metabolic disease and infectious disease.

"With 30 installed systems we are seeing tremendous enthusiasm for preclinical imaging," said Michael Reitermann, president, Siemens Medical Solutions, Molecular Imaging Division. "The Inveon is being shipped in large quantities and we consider that a testament to the improvements that our system brings to research workflow. High-quality imaging will always be one of the best ways to prove the effectiveness of new therapies and to illustrate the mechanisms of many diseases."

Upcoming Trade Show Activity

Siemens Medical Solutions is highlighting the Inveon at the Joint Molecular Imaging Conference, from Sept. 8-11 in Providence, R.I. Siemens will demonstrate its other clinical image acquisition products at the show. These systems were recently enhanced with the introduction of HD*PET, which adds high-definition imaging to the Biograph(TM) TruePoint(TM) family of hybrid PET*CT systems. The technology provides a unique, uniform resolution throughout the entire field of view. HD*PET eliminates the effect whereby the image loses resolution further out from the center of the
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