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 | May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announces FDA 510(k) clearance for the new Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET...

News | May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009 - Positron Systems Inc. signed a Letter of Intent with Idaho State University (ISU) that will...

News | April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009 - Based on its recent analysis of the U.S. PET and PET/CT markets, Frost & Sullivan awarded...

News | February 18, 2009

February 18, 2009 – GE Healthcare said the new Discovery PET/CT 600-series scanners, designed to help...

News | February 17, 2009

February 17, 2009 - The total PET and PET/CT patient studies increased only 4 percent, from 1,457,400 to 1,...

Technology | November 20, 2008

Siemens Healthcare said its new molecular CT is designed to provide a premium-imaging platform and is a...

A comparison of SPECT scanner photo-multiplier technology vs. the newer CZT detector SPECT technology, showing improvement in image clarity.

A comparison of SPECT photo-multiplier technology vs. the newer CZT detector SPECT technology, showing improvement in image clarity. Image from a presentation at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 03, 2008 | Dave Fornell

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News | July 23, 2008

July 24, 2008 - The FDA has granted clearance for GE Healthcare’s newest positron emission tomography/computed...

News | June 17, 2008

June 18, 2008 - Researchers using positron emission tomography (PET) are able to see changes in coronary blood...

News | June 15, 2008

June 16, 2008 - To help ensure that more healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. have access to the positron...

Intego enables more accurate dose injection and reduces dose exposure by 40 percent.

Feature | April 08, 2008 | Cristen C. Bolan

Medrad hopes to thrust new life into molecular imaging with its 510(k) pending FDG-PET power injector...

News | January 21, 2008

January 22, 2008 - GE Healthcare was rated first in Overall Service Performance among vendors for PET and PET/CT...

News | September 18, 2007

September 18, 2007- With PET-guided lead placement, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can achieve significant...

News | July 08, 2007

July 9, 2007 - A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports that current PET-CT scanners with...

PET/CT in molecular imaging takes a 'photograph' of biological targets or pathways in the body for 'personalized medicine.' Photo courtesy of Siemens.

Feature | April 30, 2007 | Michael Haas, J.D.

As in most partnerships, rarely are all things equal. Such is the case with hybrid PET/CT systems, where the vast...

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