PET Imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables visualization of metabolic processes in the body. The basics of PET imaging is that the technique detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (also called radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclides or radiotracer). The tracer is injected into a vein on a biologically active molecule, usually a sugar that is used for cellular energy. PET systems have sensitive detector panels to capture gamma ray emissions from inside the body and use software to plot to triangulate the source of the emissions, creating 3-D computed tomography images of the tracer concentrations within the body.

News | September 18, 2007

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

Located in bustling New York, Mount Sinai Heart keeps pace with the latest technologies.

Feature | September 10, 2007 | Melissa Allen

New York’s Mount Sinai Heart has it all: a star-studded line-up of internationally renowned physicians,...

Philips Ambient Experience gives patients control over their surroundings as well as providing a soothing distraction.

Feature | September 09, 2007 | Melissa Allen

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70 million Americans currently live with...

News | July 31, 2007

August 1, 2007 - Positron Corp. announced that a recent study by The State University of New York at Buffalo reveals...

News | July 08, 2007

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

News | June 04, 2007

June 5, 2007 - GE Healthcare introduced at SNM a new version of the company’s Discovery Dimension designed to help...

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...

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-...

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 —...

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