Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
We use the latest imaging equipment to perform the diagnostic or therapeutic procedure your child needs. Our facilities include:
- five gamma cameras for high-quality SPECT and planar imaging (three dual-detector systems and two single-detector systems)
- one portable Digirad gamma camera in Boston
- one SPECT dual-detector scanner in Waltham
- PET/CT: combines in a single gantry system both a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and an x-ray Computed Tomography, so that images acquired from both devices can be taken sequentially, in the same session from the patient and combined into a single superposed image. This provides faster imaging time for patients.
?MicroPET? scanner enhances research
Children’s Small Animal Imaging Laboratory (SAIL) has a high-resolution, research PET scanner to help scientists in many disciplines investigate diseases. Our nuclear medicine scientists use it to develop and refine new nuclear medicine imaging techniques.