Medical Arts Radiology Introduces First Volumetric PET/CT to Long Island

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Medical Arts Radiology introduces the GE Discovery VCT to its Plainview location, offering improved patient safety with new, state-of-the-art crystal technology.

This new generation PET/CT includes a volume scanner that allows us to obtain more sensitive images quickly and with a decreased dose of radiation.

PET/CT scanning is a powerful diagnostic tool in medicine and has revolutionized the field of oncology. Medical Arts Radiology, one of the first sites on Long Island to offer PET/CT, has extensive expertise in the performance and interpretation of this important imaging modality.

Medical Arts Radiology introduces the GE Discovery VCT to its Plainview location, offering improved patient safety with new, state-of-the-art crystal technology. The Discovery VCT’s ultra-fast LSO crystal produces enhanced quality images, and brings significant advantages to 3-D volumetric acquisition. In addition, the VCT addresses one of the biggest challenges in PET/CT – motion artifact, enabling detailed and precise imaging even in areas subject to motion, like the heart and lungs.

These advances in PET/CT technology being employed by Medical Arts offer an improved measure of patient safety, boasting a faster scan time and reduces the dose of radiation necessary to produce enhanced quality images.

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True Volumetric PET/CT provides the clearest, most breathtaking images possible, enabling radiologists to pinpoint the exact location, size, nature and extent of disease at its earliest stage. By detecting changes in molecular activity even before anatomical changes become visible, earlier and more accurate diagnosis is possible.

“The new generation of this equipment is the most advanced to date and includes a volume scanner with the most sophisticated LSO crystal, which allows us to obtain more sensitive images quickly and with a decreased dose of radiation,” says Michael Shapiro, M.D., of Medical Arts Radiology.

PET/CT is available at Medical Arts Radiology’s Plainview and Commack locations.

About Medial Arts Radiology:

Medical Arts Radiology is one of Long Island's most respected radiology practices, serving patients and referring physicians with the latest advances in diagnostic imaging for over 70 years. Their team of experienced, board-certified and sub-specialty trained radiologists, skilled technologists and caring professional staff ensure the best possible patient care experience. Medical Arts Radiology is accredited by the American College of Radiology and is a member of the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR).

For more information, contact Medical Arts Radiology at one of its six convenient locations:

Bay Shore, 375 East Main Street - (631) 665-2261
Commack, 55 Veterans Highway - (631) 462-0525
Huntington, 214 Wall Street - (631) 427-8860
Patchogue, 240 Patchogue Yaphank Rd - (631) 475-5300
Plainview, 146 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 140 - (516) 822-3600
West Islip, 500 Montauk Highway - (631) 422-4474

Or visit Medical Arts Radiology online at http://www.medartsrad.com.

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