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Decision on Norwegian PET (positron emission tomography) delayed

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Although the cost of introducing PET to Norway would be relatively high, its health benefits are obvious, says the leader of the Norwegian health and social committee, John Alvheim. He questioned why Norway's Scandinavian partners, Sweden and Denmark, had been using PET for some 20 years, but Norwegian cancer patients were not given access to the technology. "The number of people we could treat with this equipment would be several times the amount we currently do, using CT and MRI," said Mr Alvheim.

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