Perrysburg hospital brings state-of-the-art technology to cancer care

PERRYSBURG — Mercy Health-Perrysburg Hospital has added another tool in the detection of cancer with the
addition of a new 64-slice Digital GE Healthcare Discovery MI PET/CT imaging system – the only one in
the region.
Mercy Health brought comprehensive cancer care to the community in 2016 with the opening of the Mercy
Health-Perrysburg Cancer Center. Since then, Mercy Health has opened a full-service hospital and
invested in the most advanced technology to ensure our team provides the highest quality of treatment
and care.
“Mercy Health is proud to offer the highest quality of imaging in the region. The Discovery PET/CT will
help detect cancer lesions as early as possible, giving physicians the ability to create the best
treatment plans possible for their patients,” said Paul Clemments, vice president, Mercy Health-Toledo
Service Lines.
Helping to set the new standard in diagnostic imaging for oncology, the Discovery PET CT’s remarkable
power and accuracy means that our team has the most information available to enable them to diagnosis
and determine the progression of cancer as well as create treatment plans that lead to the better
For patients, this investment offers greater specificity and greater sensitivity of scans while limiting
the time they are in the scanner, which reduces the exposure.
The imaging system was first put into use this spring and to date, more than 100 patients have
experienced this state-of-the-art technology.
In addition to advancing the treatment of cancer in the region, the Discovery PET/CT can also evaluate
brain abnormalities; memory disorders, seizures, as well as other nervous system disorders.
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