Piedmont Henry Hospital is now home to Henry Countyâ€™s first mobile PET/CT scanner. The mobile service, provided through Insight Imaging, offers early and highly accurate detection of cancer, cardiovascular concerns and neurological disorders like Parkinsonâ€™s disease, Alzheimerâ€™s disease and stroke.
â€œWe are pleased tobe one of the first in the area to offer this advanced imaging technology to patients in Henry County,â€ said James Atkins, chief operating officer atPiedmont Henry. â€œWith PET/CT, doctors at Piedmont Henry can make more accurate diagnoses, develop more targeted treatment plans, anddo better, less-invasive treatment monitoring, which should result in improved patient outcomes.â€
Positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) are both state-of-the-art imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations. Each scan records a different part of the body providing a complete picture of the tumorâ€™s location, size, andshape. For oncology patients, PET/CT can determine the exact location and stage ofcancerous tissue, which helps prevent unnecessary surgery and biopsies andinappropriate treatments.