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Westwood Scanner Adds to Convenience

Published: 03/10/2017

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

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Health System unveiled an advanced PET/CT scanner last month 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 if 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.

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