Any medical facility knows the importance of a cardiac PET scan. However, the machines are quite expensive. This can be a burden for smaller clinics in rural areas. Even with larger clinics, the cost of the machines may take funds away from other much-needed purchases. Thankfully, this can be solved by the working with a mobile cardiac PET scan. The cost is much more affordable.
What Is a PET Scan?
A cardiac PET scan is an imaging scan that differs from an x-ray because it uses a special dye to identify physical problems with the patient’s heart. The dye used in the process contains a radioactive substance that concentrates on the damaged areas of the heart. The doctor can then easily see where the cardiac issues are located. The procedure is quite easy to perform and is generally an in-patient procedure.
Why Is Mobile Better?
Mobile PET scan machines are better than traditional PET scan machines because there is no need for the doctor or clinic to actually own the machine. Some clinics rarely have the need to perform PET scans so it makes no sense to tie up financial resources with equipment that will rarely be used. Instead, the machine can be rented for a pre-determined length of time at a much lower cardiac PET scan cost. The clinic can then offer the same high standards of care but at a fraction of the cost.
If you are a doctor or are in charge of purchasing decisions for the clinic at which you work, contact Cardiac Imaging, Inc for a quote on renting a mobile cardiac PET scan machine.