HOUSTON, July 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United
Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and
radiotherapy equipment, continues to set a new standard in
molecular imaging and redefine nuclear medicine. The company has
begun unveiling new technology that showcases more of its
all-digital platform and its significant commitment to U.S. market
growth. United Imaging will host a virtual booth at the 2020 SNMMI
Annual Meeting and will meet with customers in that environment and
through its own virtual meeting technology.
"United Imaging is taking a unique look at this industry," said
Jeffrey M. Bundy, Ph.D., CEO, United
Imaging Healthcare Solutions in the U.S. "We built a company that
from the ground up is designed for modern solutions, to address
needs American healthcare providers wanted addressed. In just one
short year since the last SNMMI meeting, we've moved fast. I think
when people chat with us this year, although there is no in-person
conference to physically see and touch our booth, they'll learn
that we've done exactly what we set out to do."
For SNMMI, United Imaging announced that HYPER Iterative
functionality is FDA cleared for its uMI 550 digital positron
emission tomography (PET) / computed tomography (CT) scanner. This
solidifies the company's commitment to address the needs of the
American patient. HYPER Iterative can achieve high image contrast
and quantification accuracy while giving users the flexibility to
reduce scan times and improve patient comfort.
In addition, United Imaging was the first in the U.S. to launch
a mobile digital PET/CT unit, which will dramatically improve
patient access to state-of-the-art imaging tests, including digital
technology that was only available previously in fixed locations,
and predominantly in large institutions or academic settings. The
uMI 550 mobile scanner will hit the road to perform clinical scans
"This first-ever mobile digital PET/CT unit dramatically changes
the game and makes research-level technology accessible to more
people," said Cheri Gottke, vice
president of United Imaging's molecular imaging portfolio in the
U.S. "United Imaging has been leading in terms of achieving access,
making this valuable — now mobile — digital PET/CT technology
available to providers and patients in urban, suburban, and rural
Artificial intelligence (AI) remains the focus of substantial
investment by the company. United Imaging also has announced the
introduction of uAI technologies into key radiology systems with
HYPER Deep Learning Reconstruction* in the routine PET/CT workflow
of its uMI 550 and uMI 780 digital PET/CT systems to enhance image
United Imaging also announced that more than 3,500 clinical
patients have been scanned on its uEXPLORER® total-body
PET/CT system. The average patient clinical total-body scan time is
United Imaging developed uEXPLORER in partnership with the
EXPLORER Consortium led by Simon
Cherry, Ph.D., and Ramsey
Badawi, Ph.D., from the University of
California, Davis. The two were recently honored for that
achievement with a 2020 Innovator of the Year Award from their
university. uEXPLORER also received a Gold Award and a Silver Award
in the 2020 American Business Awards.
"The core uEXPLORER technology is actually embedded in every
product in our MI portfolio," said Gottke. "Also, the MI portfolio
— and in fact all of our modalities — features what we call our
'all-in' approach, meaning that our systems ship with every feature
already included, so customers can simply implement them as their
Learn more about United Imaging's presence at SNMMI here.
* Pending 510(k), not available for sale in the United States.
ABOUT UNITED IMAGING
At United Imaging, we develop and produce advanced medical
products, digital healthcare solutions, and intelligent solutions
that cover the entire process of imaging diagnosis and treatment.
Founded in 2011, our company has subsidiaries and R&D centers
across the world. Our U.S. R&D facility opened in 2013 in
Houston and was further
established as the U.S. headquarters in 2018 with our service team
and commercial organization in place. With a cutting-edge digital
portfolio and a mission of broader access to healthcare for all, we
help drive industry progress and bold change.
To learn more, visit united-imaging.com or follow us
on LinkedIn and Twitter @UnitedImagingHC.
SOURCE United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.