Piedmont Henry Hospital is now home to Henry County’s first mobile PET/CT scanner. The mobile service, provided through Insight Imaging, offers early and highly accurate detection of cancer, cardiovascular concerns and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
“We are pleased tobe one of the first in the area to offer this advanced imaging technology to patients in Henry County,” said James Atkins, chief operating officer atPiedmont Henry. “With PET/CT, doctors at Piedmont Henry can make more accurate diagnoses, develop more targeted treatment plans, anddo better, less-invasive treatment monitoring, which should result in improved patient outcomes.”
Positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) are both state-of-the-art imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations. Each scan records a different part of the body providing a complete picture of the tumor’s location, size, andshape. For oncology patients, PET/CT can determine the exact location and stage ofcancerous tissue, which helps prevent unnecessary surgery and biopsies andinappropriate treatments.