September 23, 2009 - Selby Expands Outpatient Services. Continuum of Care Options now at SGH and MMH.

Along with the recent installation of the 1.5T MRI system, Selby General will also be adding a PET/CT scanner to its list of growing patient services.

“By continuing to expand patient care under Selby, we continue to grow the many enhanced services we offer under the umbrella of the Memorial Health System,” states Bill Colwell, director of radiology at Marietta Memorial Hospital. “Having a partnership with Selby General provides us a continuum of care for our services and physicians, which is always one of our major objectives.”

How it Works

The PET scan is useful in evaluating a variety of conditions, including neurological problems, heart disease and cancer. The PET/CT scan (positron emission tomography) is an imaging test that can help reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. To show this chemical activity, a small amount of tracer substance is given to the patient.
The precise type of radioactive material, and its delivery method, depends on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan. This feature of the PET along with the anatomical mapping of the CT, allows physicians to pinpoint areas of interest more accurately. The PET/CT scanner can also be used as a stand-alone CT scanner.

The PET scan is now available to Selby patients. If you want to know more, call Bill Colwell at (740) 374-1699.

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