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 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 standard...

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...
News | September 18, 2006
New SPECT/CT, cardiovascular IT and PET/CT technologies were on display by Philips Medical Systems at the American...
Technology | June 29, 2006
GE Healthcare introduced its new 64-slice combination PET/CT system for cardiac imaging applications at the RSNA...
Technology | June 28, 2006
SceptreP3 is a hybrid PET/CT system that integrates the “Power of Three” suite of differentiating capabilities....
Technology | June 28, 2006
A revolutionary advancement in PET/CT, the GEMINI TF is the first PET/CT system that features time-of-flight PET...
Technology | June 28, 2006
A 64-slice combination PET/CT system for cardiac imaging, the Discovery VCT reportedly combines high-resolution...
Technology | June 28, 2006
Siemens has introduced a 40-slice configuration to its Biograph family of PET/CT systems. The Biograph family — which...