Hybrid technology enhances diagnosis and treatment
Combining the power of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with
Computerized Tomography (CT), the PET/CT scanner is setting a new
standard of imaging excellence at Main Line Health Imaging. At Main Line
Health, we produce both
functional and anatomical images of exceptional quality in one simple
procedure. Designed for maximum imaging flexibility, ease of use and
patient comfort, the PET/CT captures highly detailed views of the body
in seconds, allowing a wide range of assessments, such as tracking blood
flow in detail through the heart and assessing tumor activity.
With applications for oncology, cardiology and neurology, the hybrid
unit offers radiologists unparalleled capabilities for diagnosing
disease, monitoring disease activity and planning treatment.
By studying metabolic activity, PET yields vital information in
cancer cases. It assesses tumor activity and depth, finds
residual cancer cells, and monitors for recurrent disease. PET's
information is so precise, for example, that it can identify if
a spot on a lung is cancerous or not.
CT scans take thin cross-sectional images of the body, akin to
slices of bread, which physicians can rotate, examine, and
correlate on a computer screen. When combined with the
functional information of PET alone, a PET/CT scan provides
precise information on the location of the abnormal metabolic
activity that is associated with tumors on PET scans. This
allows more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
While each imaging test alone is effective to detect numerous
conditions, the ability of the PET/CT to fuse the tests provides
significantly more information on disease location and metabolism.
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