What is a PET/CT Machine?

What is a PET/CT Machine?

PET/CT imaging is an imaging technique that combines PET scanning with CT scanning, and is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Nuclear medicine uses radioactive material to discover and treat diseases such as cancers, heart disease, neurological, endocrine, and...
Will the PET/MRI ever take off?

Will the PET/MRI ever take off?

The PET/CT scanner has been around since late 1998, when the first PET/CT prototype was installed for clinical evaluation at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. The first commercial system reached the market in 2001. Since that time, the PET/CT has become...
The History of the PET-CT Scanner

The History of the PET-CT Scanner

The PET-CT scanner, or Positron emission tomography-computed tomography, is a combination of the PET scanner and the CT scanner. The concept collects data from both the PET and CT scanners in one scan session combined in a single gantry system, in order to produce a...
Mobile PET/CT: Is it Right For You?

Mobile PET/CT: Is it Right For You?

When you decide that a PET-CT Scanner is right for you, you may hear about Mobile PET-CT and wonder what the differences are, and whether a Mobile PET-CT may be right for you.   You want to consider whether you live in a city that offers a PET-CT scanner in a...
16 Slice PET-CT Spotlight: Philips Gemini GXL

16 Slice PET-CT Spotlight: Philips Gemini GXL

At Amber Diagnostics we have plenty of PET-CT systems available for purchase, and one of the best ones we offer is the Philips Gemini GXL.   The Philips Gemini GXL is perfect for claustrophobic or pediatric patients, as it is an open PET-CT system. Its OpenView...
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