The Louie Foundation Donates $200K to Mercy Foundation North cancer fighting equipment
We presented Mercy Foundation North with a check for $200,000 to purchase of a new state-of-the-art PET scan machine, that will be located in their new cancer center.
In partnership with Mercy, The Louie Foundation is continuing its efforts in providing technology and recourses to the north state that will help experts detect cancerous cells earlier, and treat patients locally
PET scan machine/Positron emission tomography scanner:
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal the metabolic or biochemical function of your tissues and organs. The PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show both normal and abnormal metabolic activity. A PET scan can often detect the abnormal metabolism of the tracer in diseases before the disease shows up on other imaging tests, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).