nu:view, the world’s first breast CT scanner to use spiral CT and photon-counting technology, is the brainchild of Erlangen-based company AB-CT. With the CE marking for nu:view in place, the new scanner is already in use on patients at university hospitals and radiology practices in Europe.
What sets nu:view apart is the excellent image resolution coupled with low radiation dose and short scan times. To obtain the best possible image quality and maximize radiation dose efficiency at the same time, the detector uses state-of-the-art single photon-counting technology. Unlike conventional scintillation, nu:view uses direct converting detectors made of cadmium telluride (CdTe).
In the course of one rotation around the female breast up to 2,000 projection images are created — with a full spiral scan taking as little as 7 to 12 seconds. Doing all this without breast compression, an excellent patient comfort is ensured. For the first time, a CT scanner makes it possible to acquire images of the entire female breast in a single scan in true 3D without superimposition and a superb soft-tissue differentiation. nu:view can be seamlessly integrated into your RIS and PACS, facilitating the safe storage of the images and ensuring a seamless workflow.
nu:view cannot be purchased world-wide yet.
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During the image acquisition process, the patient lies prone on the scanner table with the breast to be examined conveniently placed into the opening. No compression is applied, making the process pain-free and helping
that little extra for patients to feel reassured in a situation that may be perceived as highly distressing.
Focal spot size: 0.3 (IEC 60336)
Tube voltage: 60 kV
Tube current: 5-125 mA
Power: up to 7.5 kW
Filtration: 3 mm Al (equivalent)
Spiral cone-beam CT scan
Up to 2000 projections per 360°
Acquisition times of 7-12 s per scan
Low patient dose levels in the range of mammograms
Without breast compression
Type: Photon-counting detector (direct conversion)
Sensor: CdTe, 0.75 mm thick
Pixel size: (0,1 mm)²
Detector area: about x 50 mm²
Frame rate: up to 1000 Hz
Fully isotropic high spatial resolution
Field of measurement: Ø 200 mm x 160 mm
Voxel size: (0,15 mm)³
Filtered back-projection reconstruction algorithm
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Andreas Boss
University Hospital Zurich (USZ)
Visit our nu:view Cases page for a selection of typical clinical cases that demonstrate nu:view’s cutting-edge imaging capabilities.
Overview of publications and scientific presentations on the development, validation and application of the nu:view breast CT system.
Dr. med. Karsten Ridder, radiologist and senior consultant with MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, shares his experience with nu:view.
The Mamma CT. Senological diagnostics in a new dimension:
Part 1: Clinical cases
Dr. Ridder talks about the possibilities of breast CT imaging with nu:view and shows some interesting clinical cases.
(Source: Youtube. Total length: 17 minutes)
Part 2: Technical background
Dr. Ridder compares nu:view to conventional breast imaging modalities and gives some insight into its technical specifications (incl. photon counting detector technology).
(Source: Youtube. Total length: 19 minutes)
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