Michigan's first total body PET/CT scanner arrived May 9 at the Michigan State University Radiopharmacy in the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building. The total body scanner can scan patients with cancer much faster and more complete, from head to toe in a single scan in as little as 60 seconds (compared with 40 minutes on conventional imaging).
BAMF Health will begin using this equipment to treat patients for prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors in July. Using molecular imaging and molecular targeted radiation therapy, the company provides patients with what it calls intelligence-based precision medicine.
This story originally ran on the College of Human Medicine website.