Radioactive water (O-15 H2O) is the gold standard for quantifying blood flow by PET scans. With MT-100 we are making it practically available for routine use.
The MT-100 is an automated system for production and injection of radioactive water. It will provide intuitive and cost-efficient operation, ultimate safety for patients and staff, and lower radiation dose to patients compared to other agents.
We expect that the MT-100 system will open up new research fields with clinical relevance and further the development of PET.
A patient is lying in the PET-scanner to have his heart scanned. Placed next to the scanner, the MT-100 is connected to the venflon in the patient. The doctor prompts the MT-100 to produce and inject a dose of O-15 H2O. MT-100 does this by accepting O-15 O2 gas from an in-house cyclotron, converting it to O-15 H2O. It then measures and injects the requested dose. The doctor can now observe the injection proceeding on the screen. Meanwhile the PET-scanner produces results. Using O-15 H2O, they are very accurate. The need for heart re-vascularizing cardiac surgery is clearly identified.