Canada's First PET/MRI Scanner

Imagine being able to detect Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest stage and prescribe medication to halt its progress. Imagine being able to evaluate the health of heart muscles and tissues after an attack and accurately prescribe treatment to prevent future heart failure. London is close to making these possibilities a reality with the installation of Canada’s first whole-body PET/MRI scanner at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The new hybrid imaging scanner, which combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), is an exciting acquisition of the imaging program at Lawson Health Research Institute. The first of its kind in Canada, the machine, delivered on Feb. 7, will play a key role in Lawson’s growing hybrid molecular imaging program. For more information and pictures of this exciting new event, check here.

The new PET/MRI scanner opens the door to early disease detection and superior patient care.