Baptist Health Louisville opens new PET/CT imaging site

Baptist Health Louisville recently opened the doors on a new PET/CT Imaging site at the Charles and Mimi Osborn Cancer Center at 4003 Kresge Way in Louisville. Formerly known as Baptist Bodyscan, the center relocated from 7807 Shelbyville Road to their new location on the first floor of the Osborn Cancer Center.

As part of the relocation and renovation, a new Siemens Biograph mCT, an innovative positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner was installed. It offers exceptional patient comfort, with a large, patient-friendly opening. With the open design and faster scan times, patients feel more comfortable and less claustrophobic.

PET/CT offers the most accurate diagnostic imaging procedure available for diagnosing and staging cancers.

PET and molecular imaging technology allow physicians to measure cell and molecular activity within the body to detect cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders. PET/CT scanners combine the anatomical imaging supplied by CT with the confirmation of increased molecular and cellular activity provided by PET that may signal disease. By combining these two advanced technologies, PET/CT scanners give physicians more diagnostic confidence while improving patient management.