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  • PET/CT

  • PET/CT scanner

    How to find us:
    PET/CT is located in the nuclear imaging department, on the second floor of the
    Zecchino Pavilion/Main Building at Rhode Island Hospital.
    Directions

    Richard Noto, MD, directs Rhode Island Hospital's PET services.

    PET/CT Brochure
    (6 pages PDF, 652K. This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it installed, you can download it now for free.)

    Rhode Island Hospital is now offering state-of-the-art PET/CT services, allowing us to provide referring physicians with superior diagnostic information for their patients with cancer, heart disease, and certain neurologic conditions. In the three decades since its development, PET has been demonstrated to be a clinically proven and safe method for imaging a variety of disorders. In recent years, the advantages of PET have been augmented by the addition of CT in the same machine and this technology is now available at Rhode Island Hospital. PET/CT allows physicians to take advantage of the metabolic data provided by PET and add that to the anatomic detail of CT to produce one image that incorporates most of the advantages of both techniques.

    Our medical staff is experienced in PET and CT interpretation and is board certified in diagnostic radiology, with additional fellowship training and certification in nuclear medicine. Our specially trained technologists are highly experienced in PET imaging. The Philips Gemini GXL PET/CT scanner at Rhode Island Hospital combines the latest in PET technology with a state-of-the-art 16-slice CT scanner.

    Preparation