New PET Scanner Offers Improved Diagnosis At Emory Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA — Emory Johns Creek Hospital is the first facility in Georgia to offer patients access to the first mobile, advanced digital positron emission tomography (PET) molecular imaging technology.

The uMI 550 is a state-of-the-art digital PET/CT (computed tomography) scanner that delivers faster scan times, reduced radiation doses and enhanced visualization of small lesions with exceptional image quality.

“As a leader in diagnostic imaging, Emory Healthcare is providing patients advanced digital positron emission tomography or PET molecular imaging for individuals in the Northern Arc serviced by Emory Johns Creek Hospital,” says David Schuster, MD, FACR, professor and director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Emory University School of Medicine.

“The technology will facilitate the use of more progressive PET studies, including those for prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.”

The new equipment adds to the ongoing improvements at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory

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