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Hillsdale Hospital Brings PET/CT Scan Services to Community

State-of-the-art imaging technology available weekly

HILLSDALE, Mich.—PET/CT services, used to help diagnose, monitor or treat conditions like cancer, heart disease and brain disorders, are now available on Hillsdale Hospital’s campus every Wednesday. Local access to PET/CT services can result in earlier diagnosis and treatment of health conditions by decreasing patient travel times and increasing availability.

“Many PET/CT services book out weeks in advance, but we can typically get patients in within seven days,” Rachel Lott, director of marketing and development, said. “This service is critically important to patients who need it—especially those who require routine or frequent scans—so having it available close to home can make a real difference in their health journey.”

The mobile Siemens Biograph MCT-20 provides patients with the same level of imaging technology offered at large hospitals and academic health systems.

“This next-generation scanner offers short scan times and a wide bore for patient comfort, as well as excellent image quality so physicians can visualize small lesions,” Lott said.

The high image resolution and quality allows for early identification of cancerous tissues and state-of-the-art tumor staging. This supports a physician’s efforts to determine whether a treatment is working and monitor progress. As a result, physicians can limit side effects patients experience from treatments that are not working by changing or discontinuing them.

“The low-dose capability of our PET/CT system supports our efforts to maintain high levels of patient safety, while still delivering the image quality physicians need to properly diagnose, monitor and treat their patients’ conditions,” Lott said.

To schedule a PET/CT scan, patients or their physician can call (517) 939-1451. For more information, visit www.hillsdalehospital.com.