PET scanner


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PET scanner

n.
A device that produces cross-sectional images of metabolic processes by means of positron emission tomography.
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A large number of small hospitals as well as other well-known and established healthcare facilities and diagnostic centers in different cities and towns which currently do not provide nuclear imaging facilities are expected to install PET scanners soon.
Detectors in the circular PET scanner pick up the signals from these back-to-back gamma rays to identify the location and concentration of the tracer in the body.
And as stem cell therapies are developed, the PET scanner will be used to track their progress.
A second PET scanner may be included in the plans for the trust's "super-hospital" which is being built on the QE site
Naviscan's design team has made the PET scanner very portable to enable remote diagnostics.
The new PET scanner at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, is able to detect cancerous tissue in the most minute detail
Everybody recognises that PET scanners have a huge role to play in the management of cancer patients,' he said.
We need to be thinking about brining a PET scanner to Wales because we are talking about state-of-the-art technology and we don't want Wales to fall behind,'' said Professor Stephen Tomlinson, vicechancellor of the University of Wales College of Medicine.
Positron's award-winning, cardiac optimized PET scanner, the Attrius[TM], is the only advanced, dedicated, cost-effective PET scanner in the marketplace.
Naviscan, the leader in organ-specific molecular imaging, announced today that it obtained CE Mark approval for both its high-resolution PET scanner and PET-guided biopsy accessory.
5m PET scanner, whichcanbeusedto identify the early stages of cancer and coronary heart disease, will be the first of its kind in Wales.
Hospital chief executive David Roberts said: "The PET scanner will be among only a handful of its kind in the UK and will bring an end to cancer patients travelling to London.