Superior Image Quality

Superior Image Quality

A shorter positron range typically results in image quality improvement when switching from Rb-82 Chloride to Ammonia N-13.

Ionetix Ammonia N-13 for PET Imaging comparison of Image Quality Rb-82 vs Ammonia
Typical image quality improvement when switching from Rb-82 Chloride to Ammonia N-13
Ionetix Ammonia N-13 for PET Imaging Image Quality graph illustrating the shorter positron range of ammonia
Short Positron Range 0.57mm ammonia N-13 vs. 2.6mm Rb-82 Chloride
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