Ruby Hall Clinic has acquired country’s first “Time of Flight” PET-CT scanner in 2008.
PET-CT combines the strengths of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with those of Computed Tomography (CT). This fusion imaging technology has revolutionized field of medical imaging by adding precision of anatomic localization to functional imaging.Particularly in Oncology; Cancer staging, surgical planning and radiation therapy have been changing rapidly under the influence of PET-CT.With this worldwide accepted “Ultimate in Cancer Diagnosis” technology, Ruby Hall Clinichas augmented its “Fight Against Cancer”.
PET/CT is a combination of a PET scan and a CT scan obtained at one time and by a single piece of equipment. CT produces a detailed anatomic map of the body and shows structural abnormalities in minute detail while PET produces metabolic map of body by injecting a radioactive tracer and tracking its distribution into the body and thus can identify chemical and physiological changes related to metabolism. This is important since the metabolic changes shown by PET often occur before structural changes develop. So PET is able to detect certain diseases before other imaging modalities by visualizing the metabolic processes occurring in the body.
“The PET scan at Ruby Hall Clinic, is the most advanced Cancer diagnosis technology across the world.”
The Philips Gemini TF PET/CT scanner combines the latest Time-of-flight PET technologywith a state-of-the-art 16 slice CT scanner.Fast and accurate scanning with least radiation exposure, are features of the TOF PET scan at Ruby Hall Clinic. In addition, the whole body PET CT scan is finished just in 12 min. It’s an OPEN PET CT gantry, which means there is no claustrophobia (Fear of closed places) as there is no long tunnel in which the patient has to go for scanning.