Hospital da Luz PET-CT Positron Tomography Equipment Certified by EANM

The Molecular Medicine Service from Hospital da Luz Lisboa obtained certification by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), in accordance with the necessary requirements established in the guidelines of this organization, concerning molecular imaging via computer tomography equipment.

The accreditation by EANM was granted after thorough evaluation, concluding that this service from Hospital da Luz Lisboa meets all the functional requirements and quality parameters required in diagnosis via PET-CT, being considered European centre of excellence. This accreditation allows, among other parameters, to compare diagnoses between accredited centres, and to evaluate through quantitative methods (SUVs) prognostic and therapeutic results, validating European clinical trials and even enabling a patient to be efficiently followed-up, when travelling to another country. The results of Hospital da Luz Lisboa in the area may, thus, be used in clinical research databases and compared to those of other EANM accredited centres.

The Molecular Medicine Service from Hospital da Luz Lisboa, coordinated by specialist Rosário Vieira, has a highly experienced team and is integrated in Hospital da Luz Lisboa Oncology Centre, performing its assistance activity in close collaboration with Day Hospital and the Services of Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology.