Valley Hospital now offers advanced imaging with new PET/CT scanner

The Valley Hospital recently celebrated the arrival of a new PET/CT scanner, the Siemens Biograph Vision 450, which is now available for use, providing patients with the most advanced technology available.

The Siemens Biograph Vision 450 is the next generation of PET/CT scanners, which enables technologists to obtain images with the highest level of precision and detail. The digital scanner is equipped with FlowMotion artificial intelligence technology, efficiently scanning only the desired area. This efficiency reduces the duration of the scan, provides greater patient comfort, and decreases unnecessary exposure to CT radiation.

“The Valley Hospital updated our scanner to provide patients with the most advanced technology currently on the market. The Biograph Vision 450 is state-of-the-art, providing the highest resolution scans,” Kristien Zingone, director of diagnostic imaging at the Valley Hospital, said. “Improved resolution can significantly improve disease detection.”

The PET/CT scanner is now located in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Valley Hospital. Previously, PET/CT services have been performed in a mobile unit for the past 13 years.

“Our beautiful PET/CT Suite is ultramodern, providing a comfortable, relaxing environment for our patients,” Zingone said. “It is equipped with private waiting rooms; private bathrooms; and mood-enhancing LED lighting, wall imagery and skylight above the patient table.”