Erlanger Health System is moving ahead with the purchase a $4.5
million high-tech scanner that executives hope will serve future cancer
and neuroscience centers at the hospital.
A state health planning board approved the hospital's "certificate of
need," which is a permit that allows health care institutions to
undertake major projects.
The scanner the hospital plans to buy combines images from a PET scan
and a CT scan. A CT scan shows tissues and organs inside the body,
while a PET scan reveals any abnormal activity that could be happening
in those organs.