Positron emission tomography PET / CT scanning
It is an indispensable tool in the assessment of many cancers. Thanks to its high ability to detect metabolic alterations in neoplastic processes, PET / CT allows nuclear medicine
examination that has changed the protocols of staging and restaging optimising the setting of diagnostic evaluation and treatment pathways.
Outstanding characteristics of emission tomograph
PET / CT scanners Biograph mCT40 4-ring scanner with "time-of-flight" imaging capabilities place it among the best PET / CT scanner on the market today. The high definition enables the detection and easy monitoring of even small lesions and superb quality images can be obtained, even in obese patients, making it possible to more accurately characterise the disease and to improve the therapeutic steps and follow-up of cancer patients.
The new technology halves the exposure time reducing it to a few minutes. The radiation dose the patient is exposed to is extremely low. For this reason it is the most appropriate tool for patients who require frequent checks. The 78 cm diameter of the gantry (opening of the equipment) and the length allow for a comfortable examination, also for claustrophobic and / or obese patients (up to 225kg). PET / CT scans are also performed. Whole-body 18F-choline
PET CT scan.
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