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Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)
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Achievements of the Polish pet centres

Leszek Królicki, Anna Teresińska
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2012.0003

open access

Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)
Published online: 2013-02-19
Submitted: 2013-02-25
Accepted: 2013-02-25

Abstract

PET/CT has established its role in the diagnosis of several diseases,
especially in the field of oncology. The first Polish scanner began
work in 2003 at the Centre of the Oncology Institute in Bydgoszcz.
Further installations were linked with the Ministry of Health programme
and with the diagnostic activities of non-public medical
companies. On 16 May 2012 there were 14 active PET centres in
Poland (8 public and 6 non-public), with 16 scanners. The number
of working cyclotrons dedicated to PET-radiopharmaceuticals
synthesis is at present 5, with a further 3–4 cyclotrons planned.
Currently, the PET/CT technique is widely available in Poland; in
2011 28 199 PET studies were performed in total and oncology
represented 97.5% of these. Further development of molecular
imaging with PET/CT depends on the introduction of new radiopharmaceuticals
and new research programmes in our country.

Abstract

PET/CT has established its role in the diagnosis of several diseases,
especially in the field of oncology. The first Polish scanner began
work in 2003 at the Centre of the Oncology Institute in Bydgoszcz.
Further installations were linked with the Ministry of Health programme
and with the diagnostic activities of non-public medical
companies. On 16 May 2012 there were 14 active PET centres in
Poland (8 public and 6 non-public), with 16 scanners. The number
of working cyclotrons dedicated to PET-radiopharmaceuticals
synthesis is at present 5, with a further 3–4 cyclotrons planned.
Currently, the PET/CT technique is widely available in Poland; in
2011 28 199 PET studies were performed in total and oncology
represented 97.5% of these. Further development of molecular
imaging with PET/CT depends on the introduction of new radiopharmaceuticals
and new research programmes in our country.
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Keywords

positron emission tomography, PET

About this article
Title

Achievements of the Polish pet centres

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 15, Supp. C (2012)

Pages

1-4

Published online

2013-02-19

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2012.0003

Keywords

positron emission tomography
PET

Authors

Leszek Królicki
Anna Teresińska

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