The Omni Legend Digital PET/CT System—the first product of GE HealthCare’s all-digital platform—is now available in Tampa, Fla.
TGH Imaging powered by Tower announces the installment of Omni Legend digital PET/CT system, created by GE HealthCare, in Tampa, Florida. The Omni Legend is the first product of GE HealthCare’s recently released all-digital Omni platform—recognized by AuntMinnie Europe as the “Best New Radiology Device” in its EuroMinnies 2023 awards.
The Omni Legend reportedly features streamlined calibration for quality assurance, simplified protocol selection, and enhanced patient positioning capabilities with AI-based auto positioning.
“Having access to high-quality images is foundational to world-class health care. Adding the advanced GE HealthCare Omni Legend to the TGH Imaging fleet will help enhance our service offerings and increase our operational efficiency, improving the PET/CT imaging experience for patients and our technologists,” commented Sherri Lewman, senior vice president of Enterprise Imaging at Tampa General Hospital. “Patients in the Tampa Bay area can receive oncologic, cardiac and neurological PET/CT imaging exams within the Tampa General care network, creating a seamless experience from diagnosis to treatment.”
TGH Imaging facilities are reportedly accredited by the American College of Radiology with board-certified, subspecialized radiologists working with trained technologists. As a diagnostic resource for patients and physicians, TGH Imaging provides a range of exams in addition to PET/CT, including MRI, CT, 3D mammography, breast biopsy, ultrasound, bone density, nuclear medicine and X-rays.
“We are excited to introduce the new GE HealthCare Omni Legend PET/CT to our local market,” shared David Germain, MD, assistant professor and director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology in the Department of Radiology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and a specialized radiologist in PET/CT at TGH Imaging. “This state-of-the-art scanner will allow us to provide highly efficient and accurate imaging, as well as enable us to accommodate new emerging radiotracers. Our oncologic patients will have access to very precise cancer staging and monitoring.”
According to the company, TGH Imaging’s clinical practice consists of over 100 board-certified radiologists who hold additional fellowship training in 11 subspecialties. This additional training reportedly allows each physician to focus on their area of radiology expertise, such as women’s, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, cardiac, thoracic, body, pediatric, nuclear medicine, vascular interventional and emergency imaging. They also participate in academic research and teaching through academic affiliations as faculty in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.