We are developing a Point-of-Care GMP-compliant chemistry lab (MT-100) that combines the production of 15O-water with the infusion of the tracer into the patient – in one automated process. Connected to a cyclotron, the MT-100 converts the 15O-gas to 15O-water . A unique injection system delivers the tracer to the patient via venous catheter. MT-100 is currently not FDA approved nor CE-marked (medical device).
The MT-100 (A) is placed next to a PET-CT scanner (B) and connected to an onsite cyclotron (C). Both proton and deuteron cyclotrons are applicable. The cyclotron can be placed up to 1,600 feet/500 meters away from the PET scanner.
For cardiology, the procedure is repeated after a stress agent is injected. Due to the short half-life of 15O-water, the repeat scan can start only 10 minutes after the initial scan has started.
Once the scan procedure is completed, the aQuant software can analyze the image data and provide the physician (D) with absolute cardiac flow values pr. cardiac segment and the cardiac ejection fraction.
”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”