Visit of the inventor of the first PET-CT system at MEDICIS

A wonderful opportunity today to show the MEDICIS facility to David Townsend the inventor of the first PET-CT system. The first combined PET/CT scanner was developed by David Townsend (at the University of Geneva) and Ronald Nutt (at CPS Innovationsin Knoxville, TN) in 1992 resulting in the installation of the first prototype for clinical evaluation, funded by the NCI, at the University of Pittsburgh medical center in 1998.

The PET-CT scanner has revolutionised medical diagnosis in many fields, by adding precision of anatomic localisation to functional imaging and was honored by Time Magazine as the “Medical Science Invention of the Year” in 2000.