I've got a little money burning a hole in my pocket...
We need a SPECT/CT, and last year, at RSNA, I had the chance to evaluate the main contenders, which are discussed in THIS post. The Siemens Symbia T-16 and the GE Discovery NM/CT 670 appear to be good machines, although I was not that impressed with the sample SPECT data from either one. Siemens probably has the better gamma camera and GE has a newer flavor of CT. Decisions, decisions.
But Houston (or Milwaukee/Erlangen), we have another problem: To justify spending what we have to spend on this thing, we will need to use it as a stand-alone CT at least some of the time. So I need a real workhorse CT, one that can do bread-and-butter scanning. Which in this day and age includes cardiac work. Thus, I need a 64-slicer attached to my SPECT.
Right now, the only 64-slice SPECT/CT is the GE Discovery NM/CT 570c:
The "c" is for Cardiac, and you'll note that the heads are fixed at 90 degrees, with relatively small detector-faces. But it demonstrates the principal I seek.
So, dear vendors, if you are really interested in selling me a SPECT/CT, bolt one of your fine 64-slice CT scanners to your best SPECT camera, and we'll talk.
Is there a discount for cash?