Siemens ECAT Accel


Known as the powerhouse in positron emission tomography (PET), the Siemens ECAT ACCEL diagnostic imaging scanner raises productivity and image quality to a new standard. ECAT ACCEL reduces whole body PET scanning time by half, while maintaining superb image quality in both oncology and cardiology applications. The reduced scanning time increases clinical efficiency, cost-effectiveness, image quality, and patient throughput and comfort levels.

Key features of the ECAT ACCEL include:

  • High count rate performance
  • Isotropic image resolution for outstanding image quality
  • Single pass whole body scanning with attenuation correction
  • Enhanced patient comfort with superior system ergonomics

The ECAT ACCEL can also be used for the diagnosis, initial staging or restaging of:

  • Lung Cancer  
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Esophageal
  • Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Thyroid

Additionally, the ECAT ACCEL can be used for:

  • Evaluation of treatment response for breast cancer
  • Evaluation of a single pulmonary nodule
  • Pre-surgical evaluation of refractory seizures
  • Initial study of myocardial viability prior to revascularization
  • Myocardial viability following inconclusive SPECT
  • (single projection emitted computed tomography)


Equipment as described by Providence St Joseph’s Hospital, Burbank, CA