The SuperArgus PET/CT incorporates state-of-the-art detectors and electronics as the latest evolution of the Argus PET/CT family of scanners.
The core of the new scanner is the unique phoswich PET detector technology, which provides true depth-of-interaction (tDOI), providing resolution (≤1.0mm ) uniformity across the entire field of view, resulting in the largest field of view on the market. These detectors are also some of the most sensitive (11% at 100-700keV), allowing for real-time imaging (up to 2.5msec frame rate if desired).
The SuperArgus system may be configured to be PET-only or PET/CT. There are three models available r – 100mm bore for mice, rats, or marmosets up to 3kg; R – 160mm bore for multi-animal imaging, as well as rabbits up to 6kg; or P – 260mm bore for non-human primates, canine or porcine up to 10kg. Each model can be configured with 2, 4, or 6 PET rings.
Updates to the CT technology have focused on lower doses of radiation, faster scan times, higher resolution images, and advanced applications.
The SuperArgus has been designed to meet the demanding needs of the busy laboratory with improved animal handling, including a multi-animal bed that allows for high throughput imaging on all of the available models.