What is PET?
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging technique that holds great promise in the
diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer. A non-invasive test, PET scans accurately image the
cellular function of the human body. In a single PET scan your physician can examine your entire body. PET scanning
provides a more complete picture, making it easier for your doctor to diagnose problems, determine the extent of
disease, prescribe treatment, and track progress.
What is PET/CT?
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computed Tomography) scans are both standard imaging tools
that physicians use to pinpoint disease states in the body. A PET scan demonstrates the biological function
of the body before anatomical changes take place, while the CT scan provides information about the body's
anatomy such as size, shape and location. By combining these two scanning technologies, a PET/CT scan enables
physicians to more accurately diagnose and identify cancer, heart disease and brain disorders.