IBA Launches AKURACY®, an Integrated Solution for Cardiac PET Imaging at EACVI Meeting in Barcelona
The IBA Akuracy® is an innovative user-friendly solution designed for the automated production of 13N-ammonia used for cardiac imaging.
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 16, 2023 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world leader in particle accelerator technology and the world’s leading provider of radiopharmaceutical production solutions, unveiled AKURACY®, a unique integrated solution for PET myocardial perfusion imaging, at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
Cardiac PET (positron emission tomography) imaging is a fast-growing clinical tool endorsed by well recognized clinical guidelines and has demonstrated its high accuracy and precision. This powerful non-invasive imaging technique can assess myocardial blood flow (MBF) throughout the coronary circulation system, epicardial vessels and microvasculature, making it more effective and more efficient as a functional imaging modality.
AKURACY® is a fully integrated solution that combines PET production equipment, with a streamlined production process of 13N-ammonia, one of the most recognized radiotracers in cardiac imaging institutes worldwide. The system is a single button solution making it a convenient and efficient tool for on-demand production. It is designed to be operated by a trained technologist, with a ready-to-use ammonia dose produced approximately every ten minutes, resulting in a higher daily patient throughput and a better return-on-investment.
The benefits of PET imaging, including its accuracy, precision, high sensitivity and specificity, and patient-friendliness, were emphasized at the EACVI meeting, where cardiac imaging experts hailed the launch of AKURACY® as a major development in the field.
Bruno Scutnaire, President of IBA RadioPharma Solutions, added: “IBA has installed over 350 cyclotrons worldwide and has extensive experience in supporting nuclear medicine departments. AKURACY® represents a new era in cardiac PET imaging, providing a complete and custom solution for healthcare facilities, with continuous support and maintenance to ensure the facility stays at the cutting edge of medical innovation."
AKURACY® total solution presentation
AKURACY® unveiling at EACVI 2023