Report examines use of PET/CT devices

08/18/2011 | Healthcare IT News

GE Healthcare ranked ahead of Siemens and Philips as vendor of PET/CT scanners, which is seeing an increase in usage as hospitals and imaging centers opt to replace individual PET and CT devices with PET/CT scanners, according to a report from KLAS. However, while technologists are satisfied with the benefits of the hybrid scanner, such as reduction in scan time and improvement in imaging resolution, administrators are worried about the return on investment and reimbursement issues. Another problem to address with the use of PET/CT imaging is the cost and difficulty in obtaining radiopharmaceuticals, according to the report.

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