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Northern Territory’s patients get improved access to advanced medical imaging tech

March 07, 2019 / Hafizah Osman

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and Siemens Healthineers have partnered in a venture to expand oncology services available in the Northern Territory, providing the hospital with an advanced PET CT scanner that offers patients the capability to scan faster using lower doses of radiation and personalises scans to a patient’s specific medical condition. RDH is the largest hospital in the Northern Territory region of Australia. Siemens Healthineers A/NZ Molecular Imaging Business Manager Tim Lagana said that the Biograph mCT Flow Edge scanner features advanced capabilities such as improved lesion detectability and reduces unnecessary exposure to radiation with two features.  The first is FlowMotion, which eliminates the need for bed-based imaging used by traditional PET scanning forms.