The new Discovery ST system will shorten scan times as well as provide improved image quality in both 2D and 3D modes.
Dixie Regional Medical Center recently added the Discovery ST, a redesigned PET/CT system completely optimized for cancer care. This system integrates a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner with a multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and is capable of 2D and 3D imaging with a larger bore for all patient studies or sizes. This Discovery ST system provides physicians with more sensitivity, speed, resolution, and diagnostic confidence when treating cancer patients.
The “ST” in Discovery ST stands for “See and Treat,” which is what this new system allows physicians to do. Built from the ground up with Six Sigma methodology, the Discovery ST assists physicians in seeing the disease and planning radiation therapy treatment. The new Discovery ST system will shorten scan times as well as provide improved image quality in both 2D and 3D modes.
“Less time on the table means faster results and greater patient comfort,” said Terry Goold, director of Imaging Services at Dixie Regional. “With this new PET/CT scanner, we will all encounter better image quality and greater confidence in image interpretation. It allows you to not only ‘see’ the disease, but to begin to ‘treat’ it.”
Used to diagnose and plan treatment for numerous different cancers, PET/CT is also useful for determining heart viability and diagnosing Alzheimer's. This technology was previously available at Dixie Regional by means of traveling equipment, but demand outpaced availability, and the hospital acquired a permanent machine. The PET/CT scanner at Dixie Regional is one of only two PET/CT scanners between Las Vegas and Provo.
What can I expect once I receive a doctor's order for a PET scan?
Once you have received an order and your doctor has discussed your treatment options, your doctor's office will send an order to the imaging department. Our Intake Coordinator will then contact you to schedule an appointment.
We accept most insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Individual coverage may vary, so please contact your insurance company to determine your specific benefits.
For more information, call (435) 251-1701.