PET Imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables visualization of metabolic processes in the body. The basics of PET imaging is that the technique detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (also called radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclides or radiotracer). The tracer is injected into a vein on a biologically active molecule, usually a sugar that is used for cellular energy. PET systems have sensitive detector panels to capture gamma ray emissions from inside the body and use software to plot to triangulate the source of the emissions, creating 3-D computed tomography images of the tracer concentrations within the body.

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Siemens recently unveiled TruePoint technology for its Biograph family of hybrid PET/CT systems. Siemens anticipates ...

Time June 27, 2006
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Hitachi's SceptreC Cardiac PET system designed specifically for cardiac PET, and may serve as an as an alternative ...

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Siemens will highlight the Biograph family of PET/CT systems, including the Biograph 64, which provides image quality ...

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NumaServer is a tool that is capable of fast, secure transfer of large PET, PET/CT, new SPECT/CT and related image data ...

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The standard version of PETLinQ is a Web-based tool for delivering PET images and reports to the referring physician’s ...

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Feature | Mary Beth Massat

The field of molecular imaging continues to grow. GE Healthcare has already invested $160 million in the development of ...

Time May 18, 2006
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