PET/CT

Detailed pictures showing how organs and tissue are working

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PET/CT

Detailed pictures showing how organs and tissue are working

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Positron Emission Tomography

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) aided by an Anatomical Computed Tomography Scan

A PET-CT scan takes detailed pictures of the structures inside your body. At the same time, a mildly radioactive drug displays areas of the body where the cells are more active than normal. The scanner combines both of these types of information, which allows your doctor to see any changes in the activity of cells and know exactly where the changes are occurring. SDMI's PET scan has become the preferred system among our patients because of its vast openness, which allows us more versatility for positioning patients for their scan.

Our advanced diagnostic tools for neurodegeneration disorders are utilized in clinical trials.

Technology

SDMI offers PET/CT technology at 3 locations with the latest in PET/CT installed August 2020 at our Anthem campus. The Canon Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT was the first to be been installed in Southern Nevada.

This premium digital PET/CT scanner was designed to help health care providers deliver more personalized care, features include:  

Half the Dose – Patients will receive a significantly lower dose of radiopharmaceuticals in comparison to conventional PET/CT Scanners.

Half the Scan Time -  With patient comfort becoming more and more the focus of health care offering half the scan time goes a long way to reducing anxiety.

Twice the Image Resolution – The benefits of this new scanner go beyond patient comfort, doctors will see 2x the resolution giving considerably better image quality for diagnoses and treatment planning.

Other patient-centric design aspects include a more comfortable patient bed that adjusts making it easier to enter and exit the machine as well as making it more comfortable during the study.

PET/CT scans are utilized to diagnose a variety of illnesses including cancer staging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do these scanners look like and what do they do?

The PET scanner is a large machine that has a round opening in the middle. Inside the circular area are multiple rings or detectors that record the emission of energy from the radiotracers found within the patient’s body. The scanner combines these two types of information, allowing the physician to diagnose any changes in the activity of cells. It also allows physicians to determine exactly where the changes are occurring. A CT scanner is a large box-like machine with a short tunnel in the center of the device. Patients lie on a narrow examination table or bed that slides in and out of the tunnel. X-ray tubes and electronic X-ray detectors are located opposite of each other and are referred to as a gantry. The imaging computer is located in a separate control room. The technician remains in direct visual contact with the patient and will have the ability to converse with the patient via speaker and microphone.

How do I get an electronic copy of my results?

Please visit our patient portal to access your reports and images, click here. You can also call 702-515-8441 to request a copy.

Locations

Anthem
2850 Siena Heights Henderson, NV 89052
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Northwest
2767 N. Tenaya Way Las Vegas, NV 89128
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LV Medical District
800 Shadow Lane Las Vegas, NV 89106
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PET/CT

Detailed pictures showing how organs and tissue are working

Back to All

Positron Emission Tomography

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) aided by an Anatomical Computed Tomography Scan

A PET-CT scan takes detailed pictures of the structures inside your body. At the same time, a mildly radioactive drug displays areas of the body where the cells are more active than normal. The scanner combines both of these types of information, which allows your doctor to see any changes in the activity of cells and know exactly where the changes are occurring. SDMI's PET scan has become the preferred system among our patients because of its vast openness, which allows us more versatility for positioning patients for their scan.

Our advanced diagnostic tools for neurodegeneration disorders are utilized in clinical trials.

PET/CT

Detailed pictures showing how organs and tissue are working

Back to All

Positron Emission Tomography

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) aided by an Anatomical Computed Tomography Scan

A PET-CT scan takes detailed pictures of the structures inside your body. At the same time, a mildly radioactive drug displays areas of the body where the cells are more active than normal. The scanner combines both of these types of information, which allows your doctor to see any changes in the activity of cells and know exactly where the changes are occurring. SDMI's PET scan has become the preferred system among our patients because of its vast openness, which allows us more versatility for positioning patients for their scan.

Our advanced diagnostic tools for neurodegeneration disorders are utilized in clinical trials.

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