Inaugurating the PET CT Institute

Ninty one-year-old Holocaust survivor Mr. David Klein, a respected and admired donor to Ziv who was the guest of honor of the event,  said in his speech "I have made numerous donations in my life-time, but when I learned about the significance of the MRI and PET-CT, and that if either is needed, the half a million people who live in Zefat and the surrounding towns, have to travel to Haifa or Tel-Aviv,  I realized, that after all my travels and tribulations, this was my raison d'être and my Tikun Olam".

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of “The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews”, represented by the foundation's Program Manager, Ms. Lior Elkayam, said that in recent years, the organization has taken upon itself a specific commitment to improve the medical services available to residents in the north of the country. 

According to Dr. Moshe Bocher, previously from Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and now director of the new PET CT Institute  ”The combination of the two methods, PET and CT in one device, has led to a significant breakthrough in the field of medical imaging and treatment of cancer," The PET-CT scans provide the most complete picture of the tumors in the body and their current activity. A PET scan can be performed on a prototype (a biopsy) and a complete simulation is performed in preparation for radiation therapy. The new PET CT equipment is equipped with all the enhancements that enable lowering the radiation dose for the subjects, while maintaining the quality and accuracy of the image.
Many thanks to Mr. David Klein and to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, whose generous donations enabled the opening of the PET CT Institute.

(l to r): MK Yifat Shasha Biton, Ms. Lior Elkayam, Ilan Shohat, Mayor of Zefat, Dr. Salman Zarka

(l to r): Mr. Pinchas Phania Greenberger, Dr. Salman Zarka, Deputy Minister of Health, Yaakov Litzman, Mr. David Klein, Mayor Ilan Shochat