A public listening to has been set for Wednesday to handle 4 certificate-of-need functions, every requesting permission so as to add a cellular PET scanner.
The general public listening to will probably be held at 11 a.m. within the Edgerton Constructing on the Dorothea Dix campus, 809 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh.
The necessity for only one such scanner statewide was disclosed within the 2018 state medical services plan. Every group filed its software Nov. 15.
Sometimes, health-care suppliers compete inside areas for such initiatives.
The scanner entails a nuclear-imaging method that mixes positron emission tomography, or PET, and computed tomography, or CT, into one machine.
Such a scanner can reveal details about each the construction and performance of cells and tissues in an individual’s physique throughout a single imaging session.
Forsyth Medical stated the scanner would price $3.14 million. The scanner would serve 4 websites: Mountainview Medical in Stokes County; Novant Well being Oncology Specialists Wilkesboro; Mint Hill Medical Heart in Mecklenburg County; and Novant Well being Imaging College in Mecklenburg.
In October 2015, the hospital acquired a certificates of want to interchange and convert an current PET/CT scanner right into a cellular PET/CT scanner. The fee was $2.55 million, and the undertaking was accomplished in October 2016.
The opposite candidates are Perspective PET Imaging LLC in Guilford County, with an estimated price of slightly below $2 million; InSight Well being Corp in Caldwell County, with an estimated price of $1.62 million; and Cellular Imaging Companions of North Carolina LLC in Iredell County, with an estimated price of $2.06 million.
Cellular Imaging stated among the many rural hospitals and health-care suppliers the scanner would serve consists of associates in Surry County.
Perspective PET Imaging stated it will serve three websites, together with Greensboro Imaging.