The Valley Hospital Receives New, Advanced PET/CT Scanner

December 6, 2022

The Valley Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of its new positron emission tomography/ computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner, the Siemens Biograph Vision 450, which is now available for use. The new PET/CT scanner was replacing Valley’s former PET/CT scanner, providing patients with the most advanced technology available. 

Siemens Healthineers’ Biograph Vision 450 is the next generation of PET/CT scanners that enables technologists to obtain images with the highest level of precision and detail. The digital scanner is equipped with FlowMotion artificial intelligence (AI) technology, efficiently scanning only the desired area. This efficiency reduces the duration of the scan, provides greater patient comfort, and decreases unnecessary exposure to CT radiation.

“The Valley Hospital updated our scanner to provide patients with the most advanced technology currently on the market. The Biograph Vision 450 is state-of-the-art, providing the highest resolution scans,” said Kristien Zingone, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at The Valley Hospital. “Improved resolution can significantly improve disease detection.”

The PET/CT scanner is now located in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at The Valley Hospital. Previously, PET/CT services have been performed in a mobile unit for the past 13 years.

“Our beautiful PET/CT Suite is ultra-modern, providing a comfortable, relaxing environment for our patients,” said Kristien. “It is equipped with private waiting rooms; private bathrooms; and mood-enhancing LED lighting, wall imagery, and skylight above the patient table.” 

The Biograph Vision 450 is available at The Valley Hospital’s main campus. To schedule an appointment, please call 201-447-8200.