PET CT Scans

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what is pET/cT Scan?

PET/CT  is a state-of-the-art imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) to view images of tissue and organ function.

Unlike other imaging techniques, PET/CT focus on depicting physiologic processes within the body, such as metabolism, instead of just showing anatomy. This scan is designed to identify even the smallest areas of abnormal metabolic activity, which is associated with various disease processes.
PET Scan

PET CT scans are performed to: 

  • Detect cancer
  • Determine whether a cancer has spread in the body
  • Assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy and make adjustments if necessary
  • Determine if a cancer has returned after treatment

Once scheduled for a PET/CT, our office will call you and give you detailed instruction on how to prepare for your exam.  


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