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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Technology | December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 — Philips unveiled the Vereos PET/CT fully digital p...

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 (...

Technology | June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare has introduced Biograph mCT Flow, a...

Feature | June 11, 2013

June 10, 2013 – Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR)...

News | March 05, 2013

March 5, 2013 - Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron...

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...

Technology | November 01, 2011

Philips TruFlight Select is its first economical positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system...

News | September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011 — Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time used several imaging...

News | August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011 - A new KLAS report, "Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) 2011-New...

News | August 02, 2011

August 2, 2011 – An estimated 1.7 million clinical positron emission tomography (PET) patient studies were performed...

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