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The most powerful non-invasive diagnostic tool for evaluating a range of diseases.

GE PET/CT Machine

You may hear the terms "PET" used in conjunction with nuclear medicine procedures. Positron emission tomography, or PET, uses a special camera and computer to construct a 3-D image of the area being scanned. Single photon emission computerized tomography, or SPECT, produces a cross-sectional image of the area being scanned. During a SPECT examination, a gamma camera encircles the patient, collecting photons emitted from the radiopharmaceutical and transforming them into visual data.

A PET scan studies metabolic activity and can detect tumors in lymph nodes. The images show areas of abnormal metabolism, helping to detect tumors and other diseases that are not detectable by other means. Physicians can make a more accurate diagnosis and identify cancer with a PET scan.

GE Discovery ST 16

The most powerful non-invasive diagnostic tool for evaluating a range of diseases. 

This scanner combines PET and CT into one inherently registered the image. Discovery ST leads the industry with its innovative non-invasive PET/CT applications - giving vision to oncology, cardiology and neurology. These images identify body changes at the cellular level, which may detect early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging tests.