Positron-emission tomography center planned for Novosibirsk

Positron-emission tomography center planned for NovosibirskPET-Technology, a Moscow-based company, has unveiled plans to build in Siberia?s Novosibirsk a positron-emission tomography center and a regional oncology prevention center.

PET-Technology, a Moscow-based company, has unveiled plans to build in Siberia?s Novosibirsk a positron-emission tomography (PET) center and a regional oncology prevention center, business daily Kommersant-Krasnoyarsk reports. It is expected that the project will be completed in the span of 24 months. The future PET center, to have a highly skilled staff of 70, will reportedly have a capacity of almost 10,000 patients a year. The center will be equipped with a cyclotron, a radiochemical laboratory, a quality control lab, and a PET/CAT scanner. ?This advanced set of equipment will enable physicians to do more efficient diagnostics of cancer cases, including those at very early stages. By combining positron-emission and computer-aided tomography capabilities doctors will also be able to diagnose neurologic and cardiac cases,? Pet-Technology believes. At the moment, the Moscow firm is also said to be pushing similar projects in Tambov, Yelets, Bryansk (all three in Central Russia) and Ufa (in the mid-Volga area)...