Sedecal’s SuperArgus PET/CT are state-of-the-art systems, varying in sizes to allow molecular imaging of small animals such as mice, rats, and marmosets, through to rabbits, and all the way up to non-human primates. The phoswich detectors, manufactured by Sedecal, are the key to the unique features of both the SuperArgus and Compact systems.

The phoswich detectors provide true depth of interaction (tDOI) information, providing resolution (≤1.0mm) uniformity across the entire field of view, as the parallax error is corrected. These detectors are also some of the most sensitive (11% at 100-700keV) on the market, allowing for real-time imaging (up to 2.5msec frame rate if desired).

Sedecal has long been an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for many of the largest clinical equipment suppliers, and their preclinical PET/CT systems are well known around the world, formerly sold as GE’s eXplore Vista or BioScan’s BioPET/CT. Recently Sedecal has made the move to sell their state-of-the-art PET/CT systems under their own name, the SuperArgus PET/CT systems. Additionally, Sedecal offers a compact PET-only or CT-only option for those only imaging mice.


SuperArgus PET/CT

The SuperArgus system may be configured to be PET-only or PET/CT. There are three models available r – 100mm bore for mouse, rats or marmosets up to 3kg; R – 160mm bore for multi-animal imaging, as well as rabbits up to 6kg; or P – 260mm bore for non-human primates, canine or porcine up to 10kg. Each model can be configured with 2, 4, or 6 PET rings.


Compact PET or CT

The Compact systems from Sedecal can be either PET or CT, with the animal handling systems being interchangeable allowing for sequential image acquisition on the same animal. The bore size is 55mm, making it ideally suited for mouse imaging. The same phoswich detectors used in the SuperArgus systems are used in the Compact systems as well.