PET/CT Imaging

PET CT imaging

Menorah's PET•CT illustrates hyper metabolic uptake in the axillary lymph nodes. When indicated, time-gated image acquisition allows 4-D studies to evaluate motion throughout the breathing cycle.

Our image quality is unparalleled by any other imaging device in the Kansas City region.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) are commonly used in detecting, diagnosing and staging various types of disease, including cancer. PET reveals the body’s metabolic activity including both normal and abnormal tissue activity (tumors), while CT reveals the body’s detailed anatomic structure. The PET/CT scanner combines these two powerful imaging tools into one exam to enable physicians to more accurately detect tumors and pinpoint their precise location in the body.

Menorah’s Biograph mCT offers a new level of integrated imaging through the sophisticated integration of the first advanced high definition PET imaging platform, which gives physicians clearer pictures that improve diagnostic accuracy.

In addition, the technology offers more patient comfort. Using this system, a PET•CT scan can be performed in just five minutes as an outpatient procedure. The oversized bore and short tunnel design of the Biograph mCT , the scanner’s large open scanning zone alleviates the sense of claustrophobia some patients experience in conventional PET•CT systems. Additionally, the Biograph mCT improves patient comfort by offering unique methods to greatly reduce radiation dose exposure.

PET/CT Highlights

Benefits

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