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A Portable PET Scan?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 16:03 PM

It looks like it’s only a few years away—a portable, wearable PET scan that could be used on the football sidelines (or battlefield or anywhere else) to instantly diagnose whether an injured person has sustained brain damage.  It would be much
easier to use onsite and much less expensive than current technology, which requires a patient to be rushed to the hospital and lie still under a large and heavy PET Scanner.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, More Than Just Imaging Solutions, PET/CT

PET/CT vs. PET/MRI

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 15:01 PM

Since PET/MRIs have hit the scene, there’s been a lot of talk about how they will affect the use of PET/CTs, and whether or not the use of PET/MRIs will take off or not.  Let’s start with the basics about the newer PET/MRI. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, MRI, PET/CT

Breaking it Down: How PET/CT Works

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 @ 11:08 AM

By combining two distinct imaging systems, PET-CT has become one of the most effective imaging procedures available today. PET-CT is an advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines molecular imaging known as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computer Tomography (CT) into one highly sophisticated process.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment, PET/CT

The New Era of Digital Medicine

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

Since the advent of modern medicine doctors, researchers, engineers and technicians have worked diligently to create better, less intrusive ways to diagnose and heal people. As technology continues to advance exponentially, our ability to refine and redesign the
equipment we use in hospitals and clinics around the world grows.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, More Than Just Imaging Solutions, PET/CT

The Facts About Nuclear Medicine

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 16:09 PM

When most people hear the word “nuclear,” the first thing that comes to mind is not so positive. Think Chernobyl. Think Fukushima Daiichi. But in the medical world, “nuclear” is a great thing. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and determine the severity a variety of diseases, including many cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. These procedures provide a wealth of valuable information that is not available through x-rays.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment, PET/CT

Time to talk PET/CT

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 @ 15:07 PM

It seems we spend a lot of time talking about CT Scans and MRIs in the medical industry, and not nearly as much talking about the PET/CT system. And while it didn’t hit the marketplace until 2001, it brings a lot to the party and does deserve the spotlight. So here it goes.

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Topics: PET/CT