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.

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 Technologies...
News | August 02, 2011
August 2, 2011 – An estimated 1.7 million clinical positron emission tomography (PET) patient studies were performed in...
Technology | June 10, 2011
June 10, 2011 — This year at the SNM 2011 Annual Meeting, TruFlight Select, the first economical positron emission...
News | June 20, 2011
June 8, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced the release of its Optima PET/CT 560, which offers efficiency and investment...
Technology | June 20, 2011
June 7, 2011 – This year at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) 2011 meeting, Siemens introduced Biograph mCT 20...
News | May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011 — GE Healthcare today received the Price Performance Value Leadership Award in PET (positron emission...
News | April 22, 2011
April 22, 2011 – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s annual meeting, Philips will highlight several new imaging...
Technology | April 20, 2011
A new PET/CT scanner has been introduced that helps address the increasing cost pressures faced by healthcare...
News | April 19, 2011
SNM's Clinical Trials Network (CTN) last week validated its 100th scanner, an important milestone in CTN's two-and-a-...

Hartford Hospital performs about 1,000 CardioGen-82 PET MPI scans per year. Its PET/CT camera is a GE Discovery LS four-slice.

Feature | December 06, 2010 | April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N)
As production of molybdenum-99 returns to normal with the Canadian Chalk River Laboratories reactor back online and...
News | November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 – During RSNA 2010, GE Healthcare will announce the availability of the Discovery NM/CT 670, an...
News | October 19, 2010
October 19, 2010 – A new high-definition (HD) technology reduces blur created by respiration during positron emission...
Technology | June 07, 2010
June 7, 2010 – A program proactively monitors molecular imaging system performance online and in real-time to help...

Aortic dissection (AD).

News | May 04, 2010
May 4, 2010 - Currently, using conventional imaging modalities to distinguish between acute and chronic aortic...