Northern California PET Imaging Center
The best choice for Advanced Medical Imaging
The future has arrived in the world of medical imaging, and the doctors, patients, and staff members at Northern California PET Imaging Center live it every day. Positron Emission Tomography (PET), a cutting-edge molecular imaging technology that provides data and detail that no other imaging technique can offer, is the catalyst for life-changing and often life-saving results at the center.
The application of the PET/CT technology is seemingly endless and is most frequently used for cancer detection, the detection of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and specific cardiac, breast, and orthopedic uses. PET's ability to detect changes in cell function can identify not only the presence of disease, but also its precise location.
The Center recently installed the new Siemens Biograph Ultra High Definition scanner with an open-bore tunnel that can accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds. Its larger bore is also less traumatic for patients who suffer from claustrophobia, and the new technology allows for a faster scan, which is reduced by half; helping all patients, especially small wiggly children.
Thanks to Northern California PET Imaging Center, patients confronting critical medical challenges have the option of putting the finest equipment and latest technology to work in their diagnosis.
"Patients and physicians usually do have a choice of where they receive their PET/CT scanning services," says Ruth Tesar, the center's CEO, "and because this scanner has such unique capabilities, it's important for them to understand the difference."
NCPIC has recently embarked on a collaborative project to bring more specific PET drugs to patients. This collaboration is a boost for the community, clinically and economically.
In addition to the superior technologies provided by Northern California PET Imaging Center, patients also receive an unparalleled level of high quality, personalized care from the center's staff and physicians who continue to demonstrate their passionate commitment not only to the technology they offer, but also to the people who pass through their doors every day.
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