Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan is an imaging modality that combines functional information such as metabolism (provided by PET) and anatomical information (provided by CT) to produce superimposed fusion images. It is a powerful tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of most cancers, many infective/inflammatory conditions and neurological conditions.
Union Imaging and Healthcheck Centre has installed a state-of-the-art digital PET/CT scanner, the Discovery MI, equipped with 4-ring digital LightBurst PET detector, 64 slices high definition CT detector along with the most innovative reconstruction technology including the combination of Time-of-Flight (TOF) and Q.Clear. These features improve the sensitivity and image quality of the scanner, there by enhancing diagnostic accuracy while enabling reduction of radiation dose and scan time.
The premium 4-ring digital PET detector converts received radiation information directly to image signal. It drastically increases the sensitivity of the equipment allowing scanning time and radiation dose to be reduced.
Q. Clear is an innovative reconstruction algorithm which improves quantitative accuracy (SUVmean) and image quality (SNR)
The new generation detector and reconstruction algorithm improves the visualization of small lesions so that early cancer/abnormalities can be easily detected.