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 Q.Clear Technology PET/CT Systems Nuclear Imaging
Feature | April 08, 2014
April 8, 2014 — GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear...
News | April 08, 2014
April 7, 2014 — GE Healthcare showcased a new suite of connected cardiovascular technologies, including several for...

The Evena Glasses device can be used in cath labs to visualize the blood vessels up to 10 mm under the skin for easier vascular access. A clinician wearing the glasses can clearly visualize the vessels as dark lines on the skin and immediately visualize vessel patency and extravasation/infiltration.

Feature | January 03, 2014 | Greg Freiherr and Dave Fornell
The annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting is where imaging systems...
philips vereos pet/ct systems rsna 2013 molecular nuclear imaging
Technology | December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 — Philips unveiled the Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (...
Feature | July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013 — GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of most of its SPECT nuclear imaging systems and called...
This is a BFPET PET nuclear cardiac imaging scan for myocardial perfusion, nuclear cardiology

BFPET demonstrates higher resolution in the evaluation of myocardial perfusion in this series of images contrasting the results of a PET scan done with FluoroPharma's fluorine-18 based agent and a SPECT study done with sestamibi. Images were captured during an investigator-initiated study of BFPET conducted at 301 Hospital in Beijing, China.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | July 23, 2013 | Dave Fornell
Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT...
Technology | June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced Biograph mCT Flow, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
Feature | June 11, 2013
June 10, 2013 – Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging...
News | March 05, 2013
March 5, 2013 - Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron emission...

This SPECT/CT study clearly shows ischemia in the heart.

Feature | November 20, 2012 | Lalitha Ramanna, M.D., FACNM
The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon...
Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience RSNA 2012
Technology | November 06, 2012
The Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience integrates architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic...
Feature | August 27, 2012
August 27, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company, announced the submission of a drug master...
News | June 08, 2012
June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of...

Lantheus is developing flurpiridaz (an 18-F labeled PET agent) to help detect smaller occlusions. It has a half-life of two hours and is expected to undergo final FDA review in 2014.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Dave Fornell
There are currently three major trends in cardiac nuclear perfusion imaging technology: advances in detector hardware,...
Technology | November 01, 2011
Philips TruFlight Select is its first economical positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system...