Westwood Scanner Adds to Convenience

March 10, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System unveiled an advanced PET/CT scanner at the Westwood Campus.

The device provides one-stop imaging services for oncology patients at Westwood. Previously, they had to travel to other locations in the health system for multiple imaging studies.

A PET/CT scan is a nuclear imaging technique combining positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT). The scanner can detect cancer and determine whether it has spread. It is also used to identify a range of other conditions, such as effects of a heart attack and brain abnormalities.

While this is The University of Kansas Health System's fifth PET/CT scanner, the advanced Westwood device is just the second one of its kind in the nation. The other is at Stanford Health Care in California.

Advanced PET/CT scanner at the Westwood location.
The new scanner at the Westwood Campus is just the second one of its kind in the nation.

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