Technegas, First Choice , Only Choice for Lung VQ imaging.
Cyclomedica manufactures medical equipment for nuclear medicine lung imaging. Cyclomedica's core product is Technegas™.
The Technegas™ system is a device which creates Technegas™; an ultra-fine dispersion of Tc99m labeled carbon used for nuclear medicine ventilation/ perfusion (V/Q) lung imaging. V/Q imaging is used to diagnose pulmonary embolism.
Technegas has been on the market since 1984 and since then over 4 million patient exams performed. Technegas™ is not yet available in the United States.
Technegas offers significant advantages over all other V/Q agents because it behaves as a true gas allowing its nano-sized particles to penetrate deep into the alveoli where they remain bound to the lining of the alveoli resulting in a very stable, true functional image of the highest quality. Showing a higher sensitivity and specificity result over traditional planar V/Q, Technegas™ is considered the agent of choice for quality SPECT-VQ in the asseesment and follow up for PE, and more recently, in the evaluation of COPD and other airways disease.
Technegas™ SPECT-VQ has shown to have the same sensitivity as CT- Pulmonary Angiograms (CTPA) with much less radiation burden to the patient and has become a standard of care for lung imaging in Nuclear Medicine.
Brands: Technegas™Plus Generator System