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Emory first in Georgia to offer patients access to new PET/CT scanner for improved diagnosis and treatment

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Alysia Satchel
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) is the first facility in Georgia to offer patients access to the first mobile, advanced digital positron emission tomography (PET) molecular imaging technology.

The uMI 550 is a state-of-the-art digital PET/CT (computed tomography) scanner that delivers faster scan times, reduced radiation doses and enhanced visualization of small lesions with exceptional image quality.

"As a leader in diagnostic imaging, Emory Healthcare is providing patients advanced digital positron emission tomography or PET molecular imaging for individuals in the Northern Arc serviced by Emory Johns Creek Hospital," says David Schuster, MD, FACR, professor and director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Emory University School of Medicine.

"The technology will facilitate the use of more progressive PET studies, including those for prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors."

The new equipment adds to the ongoing improvements at EJCH and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia.

Shared Medical Services (SMS) is bringing this new technology to Emory Healthcare. Through a strategic collaboration with United Imaging, SMS is the first in the United States to offer a mobile digital PET/CT unit.

As an employee-owned company based in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, SMS operates one of the largest certified mobile diagnostic imaging fleets in the country. To learn more, visit United Imaging produces the uMI 550 provided to Emory Healthcare.

To learn more about the uMI 550, visit For more information about EJCH, call 678-474-7000.

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