Milton Diagnostic Imaging, in Milton, Ontario, has recently boosted its medical imaging capabilities with a new nuclear medicine camera from Siemens healthcare. Dr. Alan Bau, radiologist managing partner, said that the new camera, which was made in Germany, will help in generating more accurate images in less time.
The scanning procedure using the new nuclear medicine camera takes 1-2 hours. The new system is used in evaluating certain heart functions, bone scans, and detection of malignant lesions, said Dr. Bau.
He added “Nuclear medicine focuses on the unique ability to diagnose and treat non-invasively. It provides physicians with information about both the structure and function of specific organs including thyroid, bones, heart and liver.” Dr. Bau noted that the new nuclear medicine camera also shares the imaging results rapidly via the network of the hospital. The new system will significantly help the residents of Milton thanks to innovative features.
Dr. Marc Freeman, nuclear medicine and radiology expert who recently moved from downtown Toronto to Milton to help in operating the new piece of equipment, said “The patients will be happy with this because you can do so much with it (medical diagnoses)”