GE Healthcare is proud to announce that the Discovery* PET/CT 610 has achieved an absolute sensitivity of 10.0 cps/kBq, the highest level found on any scanner on the market.1 Sensitivity is one of GE’s critical foundations of PET/CT imaging, and this double-digit measurement represents a critical milestone. It means the system is designed to deliver fast and detailed scans at low dose.


Experience the power of unmatched sensitivity

Sensitivity helps you deliver what we all want most: 

  • Short acquisition times 
  • Low injected dose per patient 
  • Small lesion detectability


The Discovery* PET/CT 610 offers tried and true technologies:

  • Innovations with a 40-mm detector at 0.35-sec rotation speed.
  • Up to 60% lower CO2 emissions using the energy saving mode.
  • Advanced applications to help clinicians make a fast and confident diagnosis.
  • ASiR2 technology may allow for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images.
  • Simplified workflow for quick and streamlined operation.
  • Scalable, modular design for ease of service.
  • 128-slice axial overlapped reconstruction for improved Z-axis visualization compared to non-overlapped reconstruction.    

Q.Suite is the product of close, ongoing partnerships between technology leaders and clinical researchers.  We learned about the challenges of quantitative PET from our customers and developed Q.Suite with their help.  Q.Suite is built on a platform that can support ongoing development in the future.  It will constitute an important step forward in capturing consistent quantitative measurements.

Learn more about Q.Suite.

2. In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.


One image. All the counts. Motion eliminated.
Q.Freeze combines the quantitative benefits of 4D phase-matched PET/CT imaging into a single static image.  By collecting CT and PET data at each phase of the breathing cycle, then matching the data for attenuation consistency.  None of the acquisition data is wasted, as 100% of the counts collected are combined to create a single static image.  The goal – a resulting image that has the dual benefit of frozen patient motion and reduced image noise.


Reducing organ motion effects, quickly and simply.
Q.Static represents a starting point for adding basic motion correction techniques to your facility and the opportunity to build towards a full 4D phase-matched workflow.  Without disrupting your standard static whole-body workflow, Q.Static to automatically isolate date when organs are in a low motion state, thereby correcting for motion across the entire chest or torso.  The result is a single image series with reduced blurring from organ motion, and therefore more consistent quantitation compared to a static image.


Customer Testimonials

Dose management with ASiR

Many patients have repeat CTs. Over years, they accrue large volume of CTs and that can lead to a lifetime of radiation dose. Advanced imaging protocols may enable physicians to remove image noise associated with lower dose while obtaining a high quality diagnostic image. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital has employed ASiR in their imaging protocols.




Decatur Bonescan

F18 Sodium Flouride (NaF) is a highly sensitive bone-seeking PET Tracer. Its mechanism of uptake resembles that of Tc99 methylene diphosphonate (MDP), but with better pharmacokinetics than MDP. The pharmacokinetics of NaF, together with the morphological information from CT and functional information from PET enables better characterization of bone-lesions and bone-metastases. In this testimonial, physicians at Decatur Memorial Hospital share their experiences in incorporating F18 PET bone scan into their clinical practice.

PET/CT in Pediatric setting

Description: Children are most susceptible to radiation. As they accumulate more studies over their life, the dose can be cumulative. It is a big focus to diminish the possible dose as much as you can while still maintaining diagnostic imaging quality. Learn how Childrens Mercy Hospital is using GE Discovery PET/CT 690 to address these challenges.





Clinical and Administrative staff from Cancer Treatment Centers of America share their experiences in using a GE PET/CT with PET VCAR. PET VCAR helps clinicians reconstruct 3D map of all lesions and presents all the information in a single customized report. The information helps visually delineate the key findings from the study including longitudinal assessment. This helps radiation Oncologists, referring physician and the oncologists to help plan the next step. The benefits of standardized reports that remove user variability and the impact on referrals are also discussed.


Cardiac PET/CT

PET/CT has revolutionized the way we practice cardiology. Independent Imaging staff share their experiences of doing cardiac stress tests using GE PET/CT system. They comment about ACQC, their cardiac workflow, and compare PET/CT cardiac studies to general Nuclear Cardiac studies, especially in the case of larger patients.




Integrated Registration

We get great anatomical information out of the MRI and great functional information out of the PET. The ability for the referring physician to show a patient or patient's family member images from PET or a CT or an MR fused together into a single image helps the patient and the patient's family understand the significance of the disease and helps them make the decisions regarding their healthcare. Integrated Registration automatically registers multimodality images such as CT, MR and PET images and the fused PET images are nicely correlated with the MR findings and the EEG findings on the patients.



1. Based on typical system performance of the Discovery* PET/CT 610, measured according to NEMA Standards Publication NU2-2007. Sensitivity is defined as the number of counts per unit time detected by the device for each unit of activity present in a source, based on the average of measurements at 0 and 10 cm.

2. In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.


Q.Suite Brochure

  • Date Created: 5/7/2013
  • Document ID: DOC1036682

Discovery PET/CT 610 Brochure

  • Date Created: 4/30/2013
  • Document ID: DOC1226188

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