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Inflammatory disease patients aided by Immuno-PET

According to a preclinical study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, PET imaging with radiotracers to accurately identify molecules in cancer cells that prevent the immune system from attacking a disease, called immuno-PET, could become an effective tool in assessing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Immuno-PET has potential in detecting IBD … Read more

At-risk coronary patients aided by PET/CT image assessments

According to a study presented last month at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting in New Orleans, it is now possible to use PET/CT scans to determine the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium in patients with chest pain. This can help determine which individuals have an increased risk of a future … Read more

On the market for a PET/CT? Consider scan time and patient traffic

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The PET/CT scanner is an interesting machine that has some unique components to consider when you’re on the market. Here’s a great description of the PET/CT from the University of Edinburgh: “The CT scanner component allows reconstruction & registration of the detailed PET images. This allows the PET information about cellular function, to be located quite precisely with its anatomical location, as … Read more

Choosing The Right PET/CT

Considering a PET/CT? Keep reading to learn about the variety of PET/CT options available. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but Amber’s experts would be happy to help guide you in the right direction!   Slice Count   If you’re on the market for a PET/CT scanner, think about which procedures you’ll be … Read more

Early Cancer Treatment a Possibility with New Immuno-PET Tracer

According to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a new PET radiotracer is being developed by researchers. The new PET radiotracer is being designed to latch onto and illuminate immune cells in cancer patients, which can offer an earlier look at treatment response. Currently, tracers such as FDG focus on cancer cells. … Read more

PET/CT Intro Video

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  It looks like you may be interested in Amber’s PET-CT Scanners. Amber Diagnostics has been providing used and refurbished PET-CT’s around the world since 1993, so you can imagine the experience we bring to the process.   On this page you’ll see the PET CT scanners offered by Amber Diagnostics. You can a look … Read more

What is a PET/CT Machine?

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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 gastrointestinal disorders as well as other abnormalities in the body.   The machine itself is large, … Read more

An Improvement in Cancer Treatment Thanks to PET Imaging

Validation of drug delivery could soon be provided by PET tracking of liposomal nanomedicines, according to a new study published on October 26th, 2016 in ACS Nano.   Researchers have been developing the method at King’s College London in the U.K., Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, and many other institutions. The PET radio-labeling … Read more

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 increasing popular. But what about the PET/MRI? The first two clinical whole body … Read more

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 (the gantry is the ring the patient is inserted in), in order to produce a … Read more

Mobile PET/CT: Is it Right For You?

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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 facility – if not, … Read more

16 Slice PET-CT Spotlight: Philips Gemini GXL

PET-CT 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 gantry design creates comfort for patients that have a … Read more

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At Amber Diagnostics, our highly trained professionals have been refurbishing used imaging equipment since 1994. We can customize any system to your liking, according to your financial budget and technical requirements; and you can be sure that Amber is more than capable of handling every question you may have in your purchasing process. From buying, to planning, shipping, installation, and technical service, Amber has you covered.