HSHS St. John’s Hospital is Home to Next-Generation PET/CT Scanner

As part of an ongoing effort to offer patients the most cutting-edge medical imaging technology available, St. John’s Hospital purchased the Biograph Vision, the next-generation PET/CT scanner. This PET/CT scanner enables clinicians to identify the smallest of lesions early as a result of the high resolution and image quality, which supports an accurate diagnosis and more personalized treatment options to our patients. The scanner is available to patients for screening with a physician’s orders.




This method to screen for breast cancer has been shown to reduce mortality from the disease among women over the age of 40.

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Breast MRI


This imaging test is often used for women who carry a harmful mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene because these women have a high risk of breast cancer and are at an increased risk for other cancers.


PSA Test


This blood test, which is often done along with a digital rectal exam, is able to detect prostate cancer at an early stage.

Risk Factors


In many cases, we do not know exactly why one person develops cancer and another does not, however, there is some research that shows certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. Those who may be at a higher risk may have a family history of cancer or have previously had cancer before. Learning which cancer screening tests are right for you is important.


Cancer Screening Tests


Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, and High-Sensitivity Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBTs) 

These tests have all been shown to reduce deaths from colorectal cancer.


Low-dose CT Lung Screening 


This test to screen for lung cancer has been shown to reduce lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers ages 55 to 74.