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    PET / CT

    PET/CT scanner at KMH helps doctors diagnose and treat cancer, order heart disease and neurological disorders

    KMH Cardiology & Diagnostic Centres has acquired a state-of-the-art PET/CT scannerthat can transform the way doctors diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease andneurological disorders. The new system can tell doctors the precise extent and characteristics of disease.

    Information from the exam helps doctors diagnose disease accurately confidently, and often avoid putting patients through painful, invasiveprocedures, which become unnecessary after knowledge of thePET/CT results.

    PET/CT provides information that enables doctors to make diagnosesquickly. It helps them detect some diseases earlier, whentreatment may be more effective and more likely to succeed.The technology helps doctors:

    • Diagnose brain and nervous system conditions.
    • Survey the whole body for cancer that may have spread.
    • Assess the aggressiveness of tumors and identify the stage of a patient’s cancer.
    • Plan precise and effective surgeries or radiation treatments.
    • Monitor the success of cancer therapy.
    • Evaluate the necessity of cardiac transplant in patients with previous extensive heart attack

    “Our advanced PET/CT scanner is a state-of-the-art system. In a patient who has atumour, the exam will tell us whether a lesion is cancerous, whether it has spreadto other parts of the body and will also differentiate between tumour recurrenceand scar tissue,”  says Dr. Kathy Yip, Chief Medical Director, KMH Canada.Our advanced PET/CT scanner helps doctorssee precisely where disease is located, and alsoidentify the nature of the disease, in picturestaken in an exam that generally takes lessthan half an hour.

    To find out more or schedule an appointment for your patient at one of our locations Call: 1-877-564-5227 or 905-855-1860.

    Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) takes pictures that tell doctors about the metabolic activity of tissue, including cancer.