Could this be a possibility within the next few years?
A portable PET scanner could be utilized in the battlefield or sports-related reactions to instantly be able to make a diagnosis on whether an injured individual has suffered from brain damage. This would be far easier to use on-site and a lot less expensive than the current technology available. The expenses incurred for the current technology would involve a patient having to be rushed to a hospital while facing the challenge of lying still under a large and heavy PET machine to make the diagnosis.
The current development for the “mobile PET scanner” is based on a miniature-sized version of the existing PET technology. This device also has square-shaped PET detectors around it.
The portable device would also benefit victims of a stroke. Multiple individuals have the unfortunate effect of waking up with a stroke, and if a quick image could be obtained, it could be decided if an intervention is required. The more time that is taken by waiting, the more the penumbra area is likely to die.
Currently working on the development of this device is one of the best organizations for developing electric equipment, GE. Although the current prototype has a limited range and has to be powered via cable to be used, it won’t be long until this piece of equipment is implemented all around the world.
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