JOI Mobile PET/CT Coordinator Patricia (L) and PET/CT technologist Virginia (R) in front of the JOI Mobile PET/CT scanner.

It’s amazing what a little sugar can do!

Science, technology, and the human body are pretty incredible. Take this state-of-the-art scan available through Jefferson Outpatient Imaging for example. It’s called PET/CT and uses sugar in the body that can help detect cancer earlier than conventional imaging. Even better? JOI has a mobile PET/CT to make the procedure accessible and available to more people in more locations.

What is PET/CT?

PET/CT is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedure. Sugar (glucose) tracers used in a PET/CT scan accumulate more in cancerous cells than in normal tissue. Thus, they appear as “hot spots” on the image.

Take a Tour:

Click the arrows to take a look inside the JOI Mobile PET/CT.

Making Scans Easier Than Ever

Diagnostic scans can be intimidating, but JOI’s team does their very best to make it a comfortable, easy experience for patients. Having the mobile PET/CT is a big part of that. You no longer need to come into the city. Instead, you can make an appointment at any one of the six locations the mobile PET/CT visits in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, including Jefferson Outpatient Imaging in East Norriton every Monday and every other Wednesday.

In addition, the friendly and experienced staff at JOI is there to put you at ease. Lauren, a Mobile PET/CT technologist of 11 years, had this to say about making patients comfortable:

“I think explaining the entire process so patients know what to expect helps a lot.  Also, just the comfort of a smile goes a long way too.  We can also play music for patients to help them relax!”

When asked what she’d want nervous patients to know, Lauren offered,

“I’d want to assure them that we can see and hear them during the entire study; We can also stop the study if they choose. With really nervous patients, I like to show them the machine first so they can get a better idea of what to expect.”

Locations

To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-JEFF-PET.

East Norriton

1 West Germantown Pike

East Norriton, PA 19401

Chestnut Hill Hospital

8835 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

1500 Lansdowne Ave.

Darby, PA 19023

The Memorial Hospital of Salem County

310 Woodstown Road

Salem, NJ 08079

Jennersville Regional Hospital

1015 West Baltimore Pike

West Grove, PA 19390

Saint Francis Healthcare

701 North Clayton Street

Wilmington, DE 19805

For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/JOI.

 

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