How to find us: PET/CT is located in the nuclear imaging department, on the second floor of theZecchino Pavilion/Main Building at Rhode Island Hospital.Directions
Richard Noto, MD, directs Rhode Island Hospital's PET services.
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Rhode Island Hospital is now offering state-of-the-art PET/CT services,
allowing us to provide referring physicians with superior diagnostic
information for their patients with cancer, heart disease, and certain
neurologic conditions. In the three decades since its development, PET
has been demonstrated to be a clinically proven and safe method for
imaging a variety of disorders. In recent years, the advantages of PET
have been augmented by the addition of CT in the same machine and this
technology is now available at Rhode Island Hospital. PET/CT allows
physicians to take advantage of the metabolic data provided by PET and
add that to the anatomic detail of CT to produce one image that
incorporates most of the advantages of both techniques.
Our medical staff is experienced in PET and CT interpretation and is board certified in diagnostic radiology, with additional fellowship training and certification in nuclear medicine. Our specially trained technologists are highly experienced in PET imaging. The Philips Gemini GXL PET/CT scanner at Rhode Island Hospital combines the latest in PET technology with a state-of-the-art 16-slice CT scanner.