FL Hospital Fish Memorial Unveils New Advanced Imaging Technology

By on April 21, 2018 in WNDB News

Orange City, FL – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City is now offering a new kind of imaging equipment to its patients called the Symbia Intevo™ by Siemens.

The Symbia Intevo™ by Siemens is an advanced, noninvasive technology that performs SPECT-CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography & Computed Tomography) scans. The technology provides more accurate treatment assessment which, in turn, can improve clinical decision-making and can reduce the need for potentially costly follow-up exams.

SPECT-CT merges SPECT and CT scans. A SPECT (nuclear medicine) scan shows organ function whereas a CT scan shows anatomy. Together, the pair can give physicians precise information. The scans can help in diagnosing, classifying, staging, and monitoring cancer lesions.

SPECT-CT can also detect infections, inflammation of the bone or bone marrow, tumors, and bone fractures. The scans are useful in brain studies as they can diagnose epilepsy and identify decreased blood flow in the heart during a stress test.

The technology performs the scans faster than ever before and lessens patient’s exposure to radiation. The equipment is designed to provide optimal comfort to put patients at ease.

“We are thrilled to bring this new technology to the community,” said Trang McGinnis, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial nuclear medicine supervisor. “Not only does it provide our patients with more accurate results in a shorter time, but it also gives patients a one-stop imaging workup with a higher clinical value and a lower dose of radiation.”

(Pictured, from left to right, is nuclear medicine technologist Eries Erlita, nuclear medicine technologist supervisor Trang McGinnis, nuclear medicine technologist Jannet Keppis, and nuclear medicine technologist William Wendell.)

Photos courtesy of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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