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Media Advisory: MU Veterinary Health Center to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Pops and Tango McCosh PET/CT Imaging Suite

November 15th, 2017

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346, sossamonj@missouri.edu

WHAT: The University of Missouri’s Veterinary Health Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Pops and Tango McCosh PET/CT Imaging Suite and the Radiation Isolation Unit.

Housed in a new imaging core in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the combination positron emission topography (PET) scanner and computed tomography (CT) scanner—the PET/CT system—will improve accuracy and speed in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and heart disease, as well as provide new capabilities for plant science research.

Speakers will include:

  • Carolyn Henry, interim dean College of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Wilson, director Veterinary Health Center Hospital
  • Jeffrey Bryan, associate professor of oncology and director of the comparative oncology radiobiology and epigenetics laboratory in the CVM
  • Jimmy Lattimer, associate professor of radiation oncology

WHO: This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15

WHERE: Veterinary Health Center
900 East Campus Drive
Columbia, MO 65211

NOTE: Parking is available at the Large Animal and Equine Hospitals, located off Cattle Drive.

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