(ABC 6 Information) – Mayo Clinic has put in a brand new PET/CT scanner that can dramatically enhance imaging high quality and pace for sufferers, particularly for the analysis and remedy of most cancers.
The Biograph Imaginative and prescient Quadra PET/CT scanner is the primary in North America permitted for medical use, and can be scanning sufferers at its location in Rochester later this 12 months.
Mayo Clinic would be the first medical heart in North America to supply sufferers superior diagnostic imaging utilizing a 106-centimeter-long PET/CT with ultrafast timing decision, leading to essentially the most delicate PET/CT scanner out there for medical use.
With this new scanner, Mayo Clinic can dramatically enhance the standard and pace of medical PET/CT scanning, whereas on the identical time lowering radiation publicity to sufferers. This scanner can picture the affected person from the highest of the pinnacle to the legs concurrently, which permits Mayo Clinic physicians to suppose otherwise and implement new approaches to figuring out illness for the care of sufferers — approaches that aren’t attainable with shorter and older PET/CT scanners.
Mayo radiologists anticipate that they’ll use this PET/CT scanner to enhance the staging of most cancers, and diagnose an infection in addition to inflammatory, cardiovascular and neurologic ailments. This scanner will permit for the event of:
- Systemic imaging able to detecting very tiny websites of lively most cancers
- Correct calculations of the quantity of radiopharmaceutical remedy that may be delivered to websites of most cancers in a patient-specific method
- Complete-body 3D maps of quantitative blood stream charges to each organ and tissue
- Scanning with a couple of PET radiotracer concurrently
“This new scanner is actually an order of magnitude extra highly effective than our prior finest PET/CT scanners, permitting for dramatic enhancements in medical observe whereas additionally opening complete new horizons,” says Geoffrey Johnson, MD, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Nuclear Drugs within the Division of Radiology at Mayo Clinic.