New PET/CT at Windsong Radiology Reveals Smallest Lesion, Improves Understanding of Disease Progression
WILLIAMSVILLE (11/10/2021): Windsong has continued its commitment to updating imaging equipment with the recent purchase of the latest 64 slice PET/CT by Siemens Biograph Vision 450, the next-generation of PET/CT scanners empowering radiologists with a whole new world of precision. This state of the art technology allows radiologists to maximize efficiency and help doctors better understand disease progression.
This new piece of imaging technology is located at Windsong’s 55 Spindrift Drive location in Williamsville. It offers the largest bore size and highest table weight limit PET/CT in WNY, providing a superior patient experience and the ability to accommodate patients up to 500 pounds. The 78 cm. bore size provides ample space compared with other PET/CTs in the community which measure 70 cm.
Windsong radiologist, Dr. Stuart Rubin, and PET/CT liaison says, “The improved spatial resolution means sharper images and more accurate quantification essential for our patients’ physicians to personalize their treatment plans.” The digital system yields the purest signal and contains more crystals at the smallest crystal size, yielding the best resolution to detect the smallest lesions. The continuous bed motion of this PET/CT offers customized and in many cases, shortened, patient exams, a huge benefit to Windsong patients.
Artificial intelligence has become ever more crucial to ensure accuracy and the AI provided by this state-of-the-art technology runs daily quality assurance checks for 6 hours overnight, making certain the scanner is ready to run and at peak efficiency by 7 AM daily.
PET/CT has vastly improved the practice of medicine and this next generation of imaging technology addresses the ever increasing demands for personalized medicine with its capacity to provide critical clinical insights. Its ability to stage disease more accurately can better define treatment strategies for those individuals battling disease. To learn more or request an appointment, visit windsongradiology.com.