The Hamamatsu/Queen’s PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Imaging Center, LLC is a joint venture between Hamamatsu Photonics of Japan, a leading manufacturer of high end electronic components and medical equipment, and The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii's largest health care provider. Started in 1997, the Imaging Center was created to build, operate, manage, and maintain a state-of-the-art PET imaging center located at The Queen’s Medical Center.
The Hamamatsu/Queen’s PET Imaging Center is the only hospital-based PET facility in the State of Hawaii. The PET Center includes four (4) rooms; a control room for monitoring, scheduling, and support services, a patient waiting room where IV is administered, a room where the PET scans are performed, and a fourth room which can house a second PET scanner for future expansion.
Queen’s has the largest and most active nuclear medicine department in Hawaii, combining both clinical nuclear medicine and research interests.