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.

GE Healthcare, Discovery MI PET/CT system, FDA clearance, RSNA 2016
Technology | PET-CT | October 05, 2016
October 5, 2016 — GE Healthcare recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its...
Philips, SNMMI 2016, Vereos digital PET/CT, time-of-flight, IntelliSpace 8.0, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 — Philips announced it would be showcasing a variety of nuclear imaging solutions at the Society of...
cardiac PET, myocardial perfusion, PET-CT, cardiac perfusion

A PET-CT cardiac perfusion exam from a Siemens Biograph scanner. The black and white areas of the image show the CT imaging of the anatomy. The colored portion shows the PET overlay on the myocardium and is color-coded to show tracer uptake values. This can show areas of the heart muscle where there are perfusion defects cause by infarcts or coronary artery blockages due to a heart attack and help determine the severity of the ischemia.

Feature | PET Imaging | June 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables...
PET/CT scan, brain stress center, heart disease predictor, ACC.16
News | PET-CT | April 05, 2016
April 5, 2016 — New research shows individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also...
Siemens, Biograph Horizon PET CT, FDA clearance
Technology | PET-CT | January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016 — Siemens Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
GE Healthcare, molecular imaging, PET/CT, Discovery IQ, Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner image courtesy of GE Healthcare

News | Nuclear Imaging | November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015 — GE Healthcare’s Molecular Imaging business will showcase the Discovery IQ positron emission...
Toshiba, Celesteion, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, U.S., first
News | PET-CT | June 08, 2015
June 8, 2015 - Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing...
Lantheus, flurpiridaz F 18, ICNC12, SPECT, CAD, PET, MPI, myocardial perfusion
News | May 04, 2015
May 4, 2015 — Results from Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.’s first Phase 3 study of flurpiridaz F 18 for myocardial...
Feature | May 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell
There have been several technology advances in PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) systems...
News | May 01, 2015
Based on its ongoing analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Toshiba America Medical...
UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

UltraSPECT's image reconstruction software can be used on older SPECT systems to allow lower-dose imaging. This is an example of the software's imaging capability using between 30-50 percent less dose.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed...
News | January 08, 2015
January 8, 2015 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "MediPoint: Nuclear Imaging - PET and SPECT...
Technology | September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Discovery...
Blog | June 16, 2014
The key cardiology news coming out of the 2014 meeting for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | June 19, 2014
Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Scientific...