Learn About the Siemens Biograph 16 PET CT Scanner
Discover What Makes the Siemens Biograph 16 PET CT Scanner Unique Among Other Machines
Are you seeking your clinic’s next PET/CT system? Siemens has set the standard for PET/CT technology, making it one of the most searched and sought-after brands in the industry. In this article, we will explore what makes the Siemens Biograph 16 PET CT scanner stand out.
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A Deeper Look at This Model From Siemens
This scanner is known for its light system weight and compact footprint. This 16-slice scanner produces detailed images. For patient comfort and ease of use, the Siemens Biograph 16 PET scanner features a large gantry opening, continuous patient port and short tunnel.
16 slices make this scanner ideal for a wide range of clinical needs, including the diagnosis and development of a treatment protocol for brain disease, heart disease, and cancer. Because cancer cells have a higher metabolic rate than other cells, they show up brightly on images produced by a PET scan. PET can reveal areas of decreased blood flow in the heart, to help determine if surgery is necessary. And PET will help your doctor evaluate brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, tumors and seizures.
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What to Expect from a PET/CT Scan
A PET/CT scan, such as the Siemens Biograph 16 PET CT is used for, can be done in two hours and usually does not require an overnight stay. When you arrive for a PET/CT scan, you will be given a radioactive drug, also called a tracer. You will either ingest the drug, inhale it, or have it injected into your bloodstream, depending upon the body system being analyzed. Before the scan, you will need to wait for the tracer to be absorbed, which takes 30 to 60 minutes.
When it is time for the scan to be performed, you will lie on a padded table that will be slid into the scanner. It is important to lie very still so the images produced by the scan are clear and readable. The scan will take approximately 30 minutes. While the scan will be painless, some people experience anxiety in enclosed spaces. If you are concerned about anxiety, your healthcare provider may give you a drug for relaxation.
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Sources for This Article:
Siemens Biograph 16 PET/CT – Prizmed Imaging
Positron Emission Tomography Scan – Mayo Clinic