The HEPATIQ test is ordered by clinical physicians such as hepatologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, liver surgeons, oncologists and internists. The test is performed in a hospital or imaging center equipped with a SPECT scanner. The fed patient is injected with a low dose (5-6 mCi) Technicium-99m sulfur colloid solution and scanned. The liver-spleen scan is simple and takes about 20 minutes. The acquired planar and SPECT images are analyzed by the HEPATIQ software and a report prepared. The HEPATIQ report is distributed to the ordering physician. The HEPATIQ software can be run locally or in the cloud.
HEPATIQ is a pure software product and uses existing equipment, infrastructure and staff. No capital investment is needed and only a usage fee is charged per tokens issued by the TRUPAS server. The liver SPECT scan is reimbursed by insurance under CPT 78803 and can boost nuclear medicine and radiology revenues.