Information For Referring Physicians
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is one of two facilities in the area that has a GE Discovery Series 64-slice, hybrid positron emission technology (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) scanner.
Our comprehensive PET/CT program is ACR accredited and is able to provide you and your patients with the highest quality diagnostic PET/CT services currently available. Our full service program offers PET/CT scanning for the following indications:
- Oncology: diagnosis, staging, restaging, treatment monitoring, treatment planning
- Cardiology: Rubidium-82 myocardial perfusion with pharmacological stress, F-18 FDG myocardial viability
- Neurology: Alzheimer’s, frontal temporal dementia, cognitive impairment, refractory seizures for preoperative evaluation
Benefits to sending your patients to Lahey for PET/CT scanning include the following:
Same-Day Diagnostic CT Scans
Lahey offers same-day, diagnostic CT scans in conjunction with PET/CT thereby eliminating the need for patients to return on another day for further testing.
Lahey’s dedicated PET/CT physicians are only a phone call away and can provide you with same-day, verbal results on your patient’s condition upon request. In addition, written patient status reports are ready and will be faxed to you within eight business hours.
Multidisciplinary Team of Specialists
Lahey’s PET/CT program is made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists including doctors, nurses, technologists and support staff all committed to meeting the needs of you and your patients. Two board-certified physicians are highly experienced in reading PET scans, assuring you will receive the most accurate and comprehensive results possible.
Convenience and Comfort
Our state-of-the-art dedicated PET/CT suite was specifically designed to offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for patients during what is often a stress-inducing experience. This offers a distinct advantage over the mobile units provided at other area locations.
Located off route 128 (I-95), Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is easily accessible for patients who appreciate the convenience of receiving their health care services outside of downtown Boston.
We invite you to schedule your next patient’s PET/CT scan with us. Our dedicated team of scheduling specialists is available to assist you throughout all stages of your patient’s exam.
We look forward to working with you and your patients.