128 Slice PET CT

The only 128 slice PET CT in the city-If it isn’t here, guess it isn’t there.

This advanced nuclear imaging technique combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine. A PET/CT scan reveals information about both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body during a single imaging session.

During a PET/CT scan, the patient is first injected with a glucose (sugar) solution that contains a very small amount of radioactive material. The substance is absorbed by the particular organs or tissues being examined. The patient rests on a table and slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner.

The PET/CT scanner is then able to “see” damaged or cancerous cells where the glucose is being taken up (cancer cells often use more glucose than normal cells) and the rate at which the tumor is using the glucose (which can help determine the tumor grade). The procedure is painless and varies in length, depending on the part of the body that is being evaluated.

This 128 slice PET CT at Virinchi Hospital provides,


  • Innovations with a 40-mm detector at 0.35-sec rotation speed.
  • Up to 60% lower CO2emissions using the energy saving mode.
  • Advanced applications help clinicians make a fast and confident diagnosis.
  • ASiR+technology may allow for lower mA exams throughout the body.
  • Simplified workflow for quick and streamlined operation.
  • Scalable, modular design for ease of service.
  • 128-slice axial reconstruction for improved Z-axis visualization
  • Efficient imaging at an optimized dose.
  • Comfortable for patients of all ages and virtually all sizes.
  • Serves a broad range of applications-cardiac, angiography, brain, chest, abdomen, orthopedic, and more.
  • Advanced CT workflow innovations improve efficiency and streamline operations.
  • Sleek, compact footprint fits smaller spaces

The machine uses Smart Metal Artifact Reduction (MAR) which is designed to reveal anatomic details obscured by metal artifacts, helping clinicians utilize CT scans and diagnose disease with greater confidence.

How it works:

Based on the latest in technology, MAR uses an automated, three-stage projection based process to help improve the quality of CT data within the projection space, rather than in image space. This innovative, projection-based method helps to reduce photon starvation, beam hardening and streak artifacts caused by metal in the body, such as hip implants, spine screws and dental fillings. The projection space correction leads to images that are consistent with the uncorrected image and of exceptional image quality.

Stage One: Corrupted samples in the projection that correspond to metallic objects are identified.

Stage Two: Inpainted data is generated by replacing the metal corrupted projections with the corrected data. The corrected data is generated using the forward projection of the classified image.

Stage Three: The final corrected projection is generated using a combination of the original projection data and the inpainted projection, revealing anatomic details hidden beneath the artifacts.