PET/CT Imaging Scanner
Olathe Medical Center now has a dedicated PET/CT imaging scanner available daily on its campus, located at the Kansas Cardiovascular Center. OMC was the first to offer mobile PET/CT imaging services to the area in 2004 and is once again taking the lead as the only provider in the metro offering multi-modality imaging (Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology) from a single location.
PET/CT is most known for its use in cancer patients. It can be used to diagnose and stage the patient’s cancer, as well as measure tumor response to the treatment. Cardiac PET imaging can be used to assess blow flow, measure scar tissue after a heart attack, as well as determine if a patient is a viable candidate for bypass surgery.
PET/CT is a highly sophisticated imaging technique that combines two scans in one during a single outpatient exam. This provides detailed information to physicians about the presence or spread of disease and pinpoints its location. The quality and sophistication of the images provided by this state-of-the-art scanner gives physicians even greater ability to accurately diagnose all types of disease at an earlier stage. The earlier we find disease and the more accurate we can be in determining its precise location gives us a better opportunity to successfully treat it.