October 4, 2019

All About the Siemens Biograph 64 PET CT Scanner From the Pros

Learn What Makes the Siemens Biograph 64 PET CT Scanner Unique and Discover if it is Right for Your Clinic

Are you seeking a PET CT scanner for your hospital or clinic? Here at Marquis Medical, we specialize in everything PET/CT—and nothing else. Our laser focus on this industry has helped us rise to the forefront of the PET/CT service field. As customers of our popular maintenance service programs began requesting more, we evolved and grew our offerings. Today, we furnish our customers with the reconditioned parts and scanner systems they are seeking, at the price their budget allows. Keep reading to learn more about the Siemens Biograph 64 PET CT scanner, then browse our inventory to see the scanners we have in stock. Don’t see what you are looking for? We can most likely find it for you. Contact us to discuss your needs with a PET/CT expert today.

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What the Siemens Biograph 64 PET CT Scanner Has to Offer

One of the advantages of this 64-slice scanner is decreased scan time. More slices means more images are captured with every rotation of the scanner.

“The Scanner creates 64 high-resolution anatomical images per rotation. This will decrease scan times to several seconds, less than 15 seconds in most cases. The slices are as thin as a credit card and support advanced cardiac studies, among other studies. These images are combined to form a three dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy, allowing physicians to view such things as blockages in the coronary arteries, as well as the motion and pumping action of a patient’s heart.”

Source: Washington Hospital Healthcare System

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How Does It Work?

Before undergoing a PET/CT scan, the patient will be injected with or consume a small amount of radioactive material. The patient will then enter the Siemens Biograph PET CT scanner. As the radioactive material is metabolized in the body of the patient, the CT scan takes many pictures of the inside of the body from different angles. In the case of the Biograph 64, 64 images are produced in under 1 second. It usually takes about 15 seconds to complete a scan of the area being studied, resulting in hundreds of images that, taken together, provide a detailed view of the inside of the patient’s body.

Meanwhile, the PET scan is also happening. PET captures images of the radioactive substance as it travels through the body.

“Your organs and tissues pick up this substance. And areas that use more energy pick up more. Cancer cells pick up a lot, because they tend to use more energy than healthy cells. The PET scan shows where the radioactive substance is in your body.”

Source: Cancer.net

Now that you have learned all about this Siemens Biograph PET CT scanner, contact us to discuss your PET/CT purchase and maintenance service needs!

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Sources for This Article:

64 Slice CT (Computed Tomography) – Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans – Cancer.net