(Torrington, CT) – The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Radiology Department has upgraded its PET services with the introduction of a new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner at 220 Kennedy Drive, Torrington. The Siemens Biograph™ TruePoint™ scanner is a flexible, high-powered medical imaging device that combines PET (positron emission tomography) with CT (computerized Tomography) technology that offers physicians more detailed information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other illnesses.
The PET/CT scan is useful in detecting cancer, assessing the effectiveness of treatment, and determining if cancer has returned or spread. A PET scan looks at the biologic activity of a tumor while a CT scan gives anatomic information such as exact location, size and shape of a tumor. PET/CT images are reconstructed by computer analysis and examined by a radiologist who specializes in interpreting these images.
“This scanner completely integrates the functional sensitivity of PET scans with the clearer detail of a diagnostic multislice CT scan to provide clearer image quality for improved diagnostic confidence. These scans will give medical professionals more data and tools for their diagnosis and treatments.” said Patty Sullivan-Polletta, CHH Administrative Director.
PET services are offered Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Medical providers should call (860) 496-6860 to book an appointment through our centralized scheduling department.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.
PHOTO CAPTION: Nuclear Medicine Lead Technologist Janet Perusse, RT (R), (MR), (CT), CNMT, (right) and Nuclear Medicine Technologist Michelle Tata, CNMT, RT (CT) now utilize CHH’s newest PET/CT technology at 220 Kennedy Drive, Torrington.