Hamamatsu releases HIAS-29000 PET scanner

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Hamamatsu Photonics, together with the Hamamatsu Medical Photonics Foundation, has developed a brain positron emission tomography (PET) scanner called HIAS-29000 that corrects the blurring in PET images caused by body motion of the examined subject.

The HIAS-29000 brain PET scanner with motion correction enables high-precision measurement of the brain state of subjects who have difficulty keeping still during examination. This will open doors to further research on achieving early detection and pathological elucidation of dementia and other psychiatric disorders. 

As well as speeding up their joint research, the two entities seek to continue developing diagnostic imaging techniques based on their newly obtained knowledge, in order to boost the diagnostic accuracy of physicians and promote therapeutic drug development.