Summary: Siemens Healthineers received FDA clearance for the Biograph Trinion, an energy-efficient PET/CT scanner with advanced digital detection and integrated CT technology.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Biograph Trinion features advanced PET/CT technology, including a scalable, air-cooled digital detector and high-quality CT scanning capabilities.
  • The system is designed for sustainability and energy efficiency, with features like an air-cooling apparatus, compact footprint, and smart power-save mode.

Siemens Healthineers announces U.S. FDA clearance for the Biograph Trinion, an energy-efficient PET/CT scanner.

“With the Biograph Trinion, Siemens Healthineers is proud to offer customers a high-performance PET/CT scanner that delivers the precision and speed needed for clinical demands,” said James Williams, PhD, head of Molecular Imaging at Siemens Healthineers. “This new system is designed to be user- and patient-focused as well as a sustainable investment in terms of reduced installation and operational costs and easy, on-site scalability.”

Advanced PET/CT Technology

The Biograph Trinion PET/CT platform features a scalable, air-cooled, digital detector using lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) crystal elements. This detector provides high spatial resolution and a time-of-flight performance of 239 picoseconds, allowing for small lesion detectability and effective sensitivity up to 128 cps/kBq. This enables fast scans and low patient radiation doses.

Integrated CT Technology

The Biograph Trinion uses CT technology from the SOMATOM go. platform, offering up to 128 slices. The integrated platform supports PET, CT, and post-processing workflows on one system. Applications include oncology, theranostics, cardiovascular imaging, and neurology imaging, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Enhanced User Experience

The Biograph Trinion streamlines workflow with the AI-powered myExam Companion interface, automating tasks for consistent results. The portable Scan&Go tablet allows remote operation of the scanner. Its air-cooling system is easier to install than traditional water-cooled systems, and its compact design fits standard PET/CT rooms. The integrated computer technology inside the system gantry eliminates the need for a separate equipment room, reducing the total cost of ownership.

Energy Efficiency

The Biograph Trinion features a smart power-save mode that powers down the system overnight and automatically restarts it in the morning, saving up to 46% in energy. Its scalable axial field of view can be upgraded on-site with new technology without room renovations or workflow disruption.