Results are summarized on a report page and can be exported to local PACS system as a DICOM image. Parametric images can likewise be exported as DICOM images for documentation or subsequent fusion with CT angiogram.
Historically, the analysis of 15O-water was challenging due to the high noise levels and low contrast. The introduction of PET/CT has greatly improved image quality, enabling a routine use of 15O-water. However, the low contrast remains, complicating analysis.
Analyzing 15O-water therefore requires a different approach than normal: we first need to generate contrast. This has been solved in 2011 and forms the basis of the aQuant software, yielding contrast-rich and fully quantitative images of diagnostic quality.
”The availability of a reliable approved system for bed-side production of 15O-water could change 15O-water PET from an exotic research tool to a clinical workhorse”