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 | June 15, 2009
June 16, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics showed at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference its new BrightView X, a scalable...

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 (SPECT/CT) is...
Technology | May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009 - PETLinQ LLC, a radiology solutions provider, released its newest product innovation - SoftStationWeb...
News | May 08, 2009
May 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announces FDA 510(k) clearance for the new Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET/CT system...
News | May 08, 2009
May 8, 2009 - Positron Systems Inc. signed a Letter of Intent with Idaho State University (ISU) that will set the...
News | April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009 - Based on its recent analysis of the U.S. PET and PET/CT markets, Frost & Sullivan awarded Zecotek...
News | February 18, 2009
February 18, 2009 – GE Healthcare said the new Discovery PET/CT 600-series scanners, designed to help enable earlier...
News | February 17, 2009
February 17, 2009 - The total PET and PET/CT patient studies increased only 4 percent, from 1,457,400 to 1,520,800,...
Technology | November 20, 2008
Siemens Healthcare said its new molecular CT is designed to provide a premium-imaging platform and is a practical...
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
An updated version of this story covering more recent PET and SPECT advances is available at this link.   If the case...
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 vessels...
News | June 15, 2008
June 16, 2008 - To help ensure that more healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. have access to the positron emission...

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 system called...
News | January 21, 2008
January 22, 2008 - GE Healthcare was rated first in Overall Service Performance among vendors for PET and PET/CT...