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.

Technology | March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010 - To help clinicians communicate about radiation dose exposure during radiological...

Technology | February 25, 2010

The syngo Dynamic PET software with myocardial blood flow is a cardiac imaging application for the Biograph...

News | February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010 - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched an online nuclear medicine and...

News | February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010 – The use of medical technology in the United States increased dramatically between 1996...

News | February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010 - After the U.S. FDA announced it is launching a program designed to reduce unnecessary...

News | January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Heart failure is a serious medical condition, in which the heart muscle progressively...

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...

News | October 06, 2009

October 6, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announced the availability of syngo Dynamic PET with myocardial blood...

News | September 21, 2009

September 21, 2009 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of PET radiopharmaceuticals, and Aposense...

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...

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...

Technology | June 15, 2009

June 16, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics showed at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference its new BrightView X, a...

Siemens Biograph PET/CT series consists of two-, six-, 16-, 40- and 64-slice configurations and provides high-imaging quality and clarity.

Feature | May 19, 2009 | Amy Ballard, MEd, director of research, Arkansas Urology

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (...

Technology | May 12, 2009

May 12, 2009 - PETLinQ LLC, a radiology solutions provider, released its newest product innovation -...

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