New, High Tech PET-CT in Poznań

2015.06.24

Cancer study in 4-5 minutes instead of 20? Imaging/detecting changes of 2-3mm? Yes, it is possible thanks to the ultramodern PET-CT scanner, which became operational in AffideaPoznań as of June 24th. The diagnostic centre has been running for over 7 years within the HCP Medical Centre in Poznan and recently upgraded its technology to the GE Discovery IQ scanner, which is able to precisely locate even small-sized tumour foci. This is only the second such device throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the first was established in AffideaWrocław.

With the new equipment, patients from both Poznań and the surrounding areas, as well as other regions of Poland, have gained access to one of the most precise and safest PET-CTs in Europe. The PET laboratory in Poznań is one of two facilities of this type in Wielkopolska. It can provide services to up to 300 patients per month.

“The speed, precision and safety of diagnostic examinations directly influence the efficiency of oncological treatment. It is based on those images that doctors are able to plan and implement treatment. PET-CT examinations are currently the most precise method of diagnosing cancer diseases. Our devices work very efficiently, and this is why our PET-CT centre in Poznań is able to satisfy the needs of the entire voivodeship,” said JarosławFurdal, CEO Affidea Poland.

Polish television, radio and press were present at the opening and over 40 publications were published after the event.

Advantages of the New PET-CT Device

The new construction of the PET detector uses LightBurst technology, which ensures more than twice the sensitivity of the scanners currently available on the market

The Q.Clear reconstructive algorithm provides a better signal to noise ratio (SNR).

As a result, the technologies improve the accuracy of the examinations by dozens of times.

At the same time, the so-called effective field of vision of the detector is nearly two times wider than in other solutions currently available anywhere in the world.

The corresponding duration of an oncological examination performed with the new device can be reduced from the standard 20 minutes to as few as 4–5 minutes.

This means it is possible to perform up to 40 examinations in a single day.