PET-CT

PET-CT combines positron emission tomography (PET) detectors and computed tomography (CT) into one imaging system. PET requires the use of CT for image attenuation correction. The CT scanners that can be installed on these systems include 4-slice, up to workhorse 64-slice or higher systems. High slice CT is usually an option picked by  hospitals that plan to use the PET-CT scanner for standard CT only imaging exams as well. The CT scan anatomical imaging can be fused with the nuclear PET imaging to show anatomical landmarks. The CT component can also be used in cardiac PET to perform a coronary calcium scoring exam to offer a risk assessment for future heart attack risk.

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July 13, 2021 — In a recent blog, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) reported that Humana, one of the ...

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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) offers 5 Strategies for Improving Your Nuclear Cardiology Lab in 2021
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A year after COVID-19 turned the world upside down, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) asked members how ...

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April 1, 2021 – The ability to measure myocardial blood flow (MBF) as part of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is one ...

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March 31, 2021 — Heightened activity in the brain, caused by stressful events, is linked to the risk of developing a ...

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Ernest Garcia, Ph.D., MASNC, FAHA, endowed professor in cardiac imaging, director of nuclear cardiology R&D laboratory ...

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Cardiac Imaging Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cardiology imaging societies issue guidelines on how to handle patient imaging under virus precautions. #COVID19 #SARScov2
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Cases of acute cardiovascular disease and cardiac complications caused by COVID-19 require cardiovascular imaging ...

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Hicham Skali, M.D., a staff cardiologist and member of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Brigham and ...

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April 3, 2020 — A new guidance document on best practices to maintain safety and minimize contamination in nuclear ...

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Rupa Sanghani, M.D., FASNC, director of Rush's nuclear cardiology and stress laboratory, explaining to ASNC 2019 attendees how Rush implemented its program during a tour of its PET-CT suite.
Feature | PET-CT | Dave Fornell, Editor

As hospital imaging departments look to replace aging nuclear scanners with updated technology, many are asking if ...

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This is 4MD’s cardiac nuclear imaging analysis software, shown here integrated with a ScImage cardiovascular information system (CVIS). Both companies displayed on the expo floor at ASNC 2019. The software creates a single page report seen here. PET perfusion imaging was a big topics at the conference. #ASNC #ASNC19 #ASNC2019
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | Dave Fornell, Editor

There were a few key takeaways from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) 2019 annual meeting in September ...

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Rob Beanlands, M.D., FASNC, 2019 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) president, shares a couple trends he sees ...

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Rupa Sanghani, M.D., FASNC, associate professor, Rush Medical College, director of nuclear cardiology and stress ...

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June 5, 2019 – BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel ...

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This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not know it ...

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