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 | April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 - Molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection and help guide treatment, according...
News | April 01, 2010
April 2, 2010 – The FDA, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) are...
Technology | March 11, 2010
March 11, 2010 - A new PET/CT (postitron emission tomography/computed tomography) system provides imaging for both...
Technology | March 10, 2010
March 10, 2010 - To help clinicians communicate about radiation dose exposure during radiological procedures, a new...
Technology | February 25, 2010
The syngo Dynamic PET software with myocardial blood flow is a cardiac imaging application for the Biograph PET/CT...
News | February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched an online nuclear medicine and positron...
News | February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010 – The use of medical technology in the United States increased dramatically between 1996 and 2006,...
News | February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010 - After the U.S. FDA announced it is launching a program designed to reduce unnecessary medical...
News | January 25, 2010
January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively loses its...

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. Zamorano, J.L. Bax, J.J. Rademakers, F.E. Knuuti, J. (Eds.).

News | December 29, 2009
December 29, 2009 - Imaging is at the heart of diagnostic procedures and is the focus of the "ESC Textbook of...
News | November 12, 2009
November 12, 2009 - Positron Corp. predicts an industry wide demand for cardiac PET imaging, as a result of the...
News | October 06, 2009
October 6, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announced the availability of syngo Dynamic PET with myocardial blood flow, a...
News | September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of PET radiopharmaceuticals, and Aposense Ltd., a...

Frank M. Bengel, MD, is the director of cardiovascular nuclear medicine and an associate professor of radiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Feature | August 19, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan
In the pre-clinicial trial Expanding the Versatility of Cardiac PET/CT: Feasibility of Delayed Contrast Enhancement...

Discovery PET/CT 600

Technology | June 16, 2009
As Discovery PET/CT 600 series continues to expand, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery PET/CT 690 – a molecular...