Attrius

FIRST TO THE FUTURE OF CARDIAC PET

The Attrius, a dedicated PET system, provides high system uptime, minimal radiation exposure and a proprietary cardiac specific software package designed to ensure effortless interpretation for today’s most challenging clinical cases.

The Attrius was designed with the private practice in mind; with a small design footprint, and a significantly lower cost when compared to the purchase, install and on-going maintenance of PET/CT. These factors make it more difficult to financially justify the use of combined PET/CT units within cardiology practices. The Attrius PET scanner has been redesigned to enhance the high level of reliability our customer’s enjoy. After 15 years, many customers say that their scanner is still standing the test of time.  The Attrius also features a comfortable patient table with a capacity of 440 pounds. The table can be raised or lowered for easy patient loading. This system provides comfort for the patient during the full spectrum of acquisition modes allowing for fast and dependable studies even with larger patients.

• Low cost of ownership
• Stress/rest protocol of 30 minutes
• Compact footprint – fits in a 15’ x 20’ area
• Proprietary cardiac software package including the ability
  to monitor therapy
• Large list mode buffer allowing for concurrent acquisition of
  flow, perfusion and function in one scan
• Coronary artery overlay display
• 440 pound table capacity
• Integrated INTEL chipset with reconstruction times of 7
  seconds per image set
• Open architecture for new protocol development and
  customization
• Quadrax control panels allow multi directional scanner
  access and control

 

PosiStar | Customer Care Plan

PosiStar is a world-class customer service and preventative maintenance program, which supports the Attrius PET system.  Positron has been providing world-class customer service and preventative maintenance to our customers for over 20 years. Positron will vigilantly guide you through the entire process of purchasing, site layout, installation, and training. Positron provides on-going clinical support and our service technicians are available around the clock to ensure your Positron system is running at peak performance.

Positron’s scanners have stood the test of time by remaining reliable.  Positron has implemented a total remote access strategy in their Attrius design. Service engineers, applications specialists and our experienced physicians can seamlessly log into the system from anywhere in the world. The total remote access system will improve system uptime and ensure that our customers are provided the highest level of service. Whether service is conducted directly by Positron, or by a local service partner, all technicians receive extensive service training and are authorized, by Positron to service your scanner. In many locations, replacement parts are inventoried locally to insure they are available immediately, so if you experience an issue we can get your scanner back up to peak performance in the shortest amount of time possible.  We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction by offering superior clinical support, guidance and system reliability.

• Priority response
• 24/7 clinical and service support
• After hours maintenance/service available
• Uptime guarantees
• Software upgrades
• Physician interpretation training
• Billing and Prior-Authorization training
• Nurse training
• Physician over reads, post install
• Remote access diagnostic/maintenance capabilities
• ICANL approval assistance
• Protocol documentation support
• 6-month evaluation/assessment
• Industry luminary collaboration
• On-site parts inventory
• Germanium rod replacement

 

Coronary Reserve Flow Software

Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR) is the ability of coronary blood flow to increase substantially when metabolic requirements demand it.  cfrQuant, CFR quantification software, quantifies blood flow in the myocardial wall of the heart’s left ventricle in diagnostic cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. CFR measurement is a key clinical application and diagnostic tool that assists in: functional assessment of intermediate stenosis, detection of critical stenosis, specific coronary artery stenosis localization, monitoring of coronary flow after revascularization procedures, quantifying post infarct blood flow, assessing coronary graft patency, identifying early or asymptomatic coronary artery disease in patients at risk and following progression or regression of CAD.

The cfrQuant software package, developed by the University of Texas and K. Lance Gould, M.D., accommodates cardiac images produced with Nitrogen-13 Ammonia or Rubidium-82 Chloride taken up by myocardium during two physiologic states: baseline (rest) and increased blood flow (stress). A mathematical model computes absolute myocardial perfusion (flow per mass of tissue, or cc/min/gm) at rest and stress. The ratio of stress-to-rest flow is termed the Coronary Flow Reserve or CFR. Visual displays of absolute flow and CFR, with their numeric quantification are presented to aid diagnostic interpretation of myocardial PET images.  As a stand-alone product, the cfrQuant software package will include: PC, monitor, mouse and keyboard.

1.  Simplified acquisition enhances signal/noise
     characteristics since cfrQuant requires only one
     frame image for the arterial input function.
2.  Flow data is displayed in topographic projections
     of specific coronary artery distribution to assist
     with interpretation.
3.  Automount interconnect provides effortless
     communication with the Attrius scanner for
     speeding image transfers.
4.  Processing time is only 5 minutes with no
     additional protocol time required for acquisitions.

 

Contact us directly: attrius@positron.com

 

 

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