Siemens Healthcare, of Malvern, Pa., has announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET•CT system, which is now commercially available.

Featuring high-performance capabilities, such as High-Definition PET and routine 10-minute, whole-body imaging, the Biograph TruePoint 16 is able to provide 2 mm uniform PET resolution throughout the field of view and a two-time improvement in signal-to-noise ratio. Furthermore, the system is available with Siemens TrueV extended PET field of view technology, which allows clinicians to perform imaging studies at twice the scan speed or half the patient dose.

According to Siemens, the system is built for patient comfort, and it features a 500-pound (227 kg) capacity patient bed, a 70-centimeter patient bore and efficient workflow system. It is also mobile-ready, designed to maximize on-location patient throughput with 10-minute imaging.