Memorial Hospital of Salem County Acquires New PET/CT Scanner

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Digital radiography newsThe Memorial Hospital of Salem County (MHSC), in New Jersey, announced that it has acquired s new PET/CT system. The latter was acquired after cooperation with Jefferson Outpatient Imaging (JOI).

Richard Grogan, chief executive officer, MHSC, said “The addition of PET/CT is an excellent complement to our array of imaging studies,” adding “We offer nearly every imaging study that you would find at a ‘big city’ hospital — with convenience, easy access and free parking.” The new PET/CT system includes a 16-slice CT scanner. In addition, the system generates PET images at the highest quality using the latest available PET technology.

Trey Kamplain, MD, chairman of Radiology at MHSC, said “The PET scan demonstrates the biological function of the body often before anatomical changes take place, while the CT scan provides information about the body’s anatomy such as size, shape and location,” Dr. Kamplain added “By combining these two techniques, physicians can more accurately diagnose and identify cancer and brain disorders.”

The features of the new PET/CT scanner will provide a lot of options. For instance, the system can detect very small lesions, 6-7mm. It can also provide more comfort to the patients during imaging thanks to its large 70 cm bore size.

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