The Bellevue Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is now offering mobile PET/CT services to the community.
“We are happy to be able to provide this service through a partnership with the company Shared Medical Services,” said Marc Schoen, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at The Bellevue Hospital. “The combination PET/CT scanner is a major advance in imaging technology and patient care.”
As the name implies, it combines two scanners - the PET (Positron Emission Tomography), which shows metabolism and the function of cells, and the CT (Computed Tomography), which shows detailed anatomy - into one.
The result is that doctors are now able to get highly defined, 3-D images inside the human body in one system. This provides important information about a patient's condition, and allows doctors to make the best choices about treatment of conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
An added patient benefit of the PET/CT scanner is its open design. This reduces the chances patients will feel claustrophobic, a complaint many patients have had with scanners that have long tunnels.
A physician order is required for mobile PET/CT services. The mobile service is offered various times throughout the month. For additional information, see the brochure below or call: 419.483.4040, Ext. 4338