Asking The Important Questions
How Our Technology Is Different From Other Centers?
Our PET scanner is the General Electric Discovery IQ 4-ring PET/CT scanner. This is one of the most advanced PET/CT scanners ever produced. We recognize that there are other facilities that you may be considering for your PET scan. Patients should always do some research and ask a few questions before choosing where to have their scan.
How Long Will My PET Scan Take?
For example, “How long will my PET scan take?” In South Florida, the average PET scan time is between 30 and 45 minutes. Our average PET/CT scan time is only 10 to 12 minutes. That’s 75% faster than any other PET scanner in the area. If you have back pain or trouble lying in a scanner for prolonged periods of time, this is an important factor to consider. On average, our patients spend less than 1.5 hours total in our facility. This includes paperwork, some preparation (click here to view our Patient Preparation) and the PET scan itself.
How Much Radiation Will I Receive For My PET Scan?
“How much radiation will I receive for my PET scan?” is another important question to ask. All PET scans require some amount of radioactivity in order to work. However, some PET scanners need more than others in order to produce PET scan images. The average radiation dose for other PET scanners in our area is between 13 and 20 “mCi” (the unit for measuring radiation dose). Our advanced scanner allows us to use only 4-6 mCi, which is in many cases more than 70% less.
What Is The Age Of Your Current PET Scanner?
Finally, feel free to ask, “How old is your PET scanner?” At PET Imaging Institute of South Florida, we are constantly upgrading our equipment and technology in order to deliver the latest medical technology advances to our patients as soon as they are available. We spend more than any of our competitors to constantly deliver the latest and most up-to-date technological advances to our patients. What does this mean? You get all the benefits of the newest and state-of-the-art PET/CT technology at absolutely no additional cost to you.