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New PET/CT suite opens
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and
Computed Tomography (CT) images of a patient are taken in the
Department of Radiology's new Molecular Imaging and PET/CT Imaging
Suite on the third floor of the main hospital.
certified nuclear medicine technologist Keith Black reviews the images
and submits the data to Radiology’s Picture Archiving and
Communications System for same-day review and interpretation.
Bottom left photo:
David Davison, Department of Nuclear Medicine coordinator, and clerk
Sherri Wolfe, welcome patients to the new imaging suite.
Opened since May 27, this area was several years in the planning and
provides PET/CT images from pediatric and adult patients diagnosed with
cancer, cardiac disease and brain/neurological disorders.
Since 2006, MUSC has provided both the metabolic functional imaging of
cells (PET) and anatomical information (CT) into a single image to help
physicians locate disease and provide treatment recommendations. The
staff also can administer radiotherapy to patients for diagnosis of
The suite, which is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., is staffed by
a team of licensed nuclear medicine technologists, board-certified
nuclear physicians, a nurse coordinator and clerk. It features a
waiting room equipped with a television and computers for Internet
access, four prep rooms, a camera/imaging suite and hot lab.
The renovation is part of the medical center’s long-term realignment
plan to convert and renovate space throughout the hospital. For
information visit http://www.muscpetct.com
or call 876-4738.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008
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