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A PETscannernew - and very powerful - tool

In June 2008 the first Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre opened in Nova Scotia at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Since then, more than 2,400 patients have had the status of  their cancer assessed with this revolutionary tool.  

PET is a new procedure that, when combined with Computed Tomography (CT), helps physicians more accurately diagnose and manage disease, especially cancer. The PET scanner at the QEII has a built in CT, allowing both types of scans to be performed at the same time. Combining these two scanners has created a new very powerful diagnostic cancer imaging tool.

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