Positron Emission Tomography (PET) provides physicians information about what is happening at a cellular level, while the CT scan provides information about the body’s anatomy such as size, shape and location.
PET/CT combines these two technologies, allowing physicians to determine the extent and location of cancer within the body so the best treatment plan can be made.
Early diagnosis and treatment
Since PET scans show physicians images at the molecular level, they can help detect abnormalities at a very early stage.
While each imaging test has specific benefits and limitations, combined, these two state-of the-art technologies can help physicians more accurately diagnose, localize and monitor cancer, as well as heart disease and certain brain disorders.
PET/CT is vital to determining a course of treatment for many types of cancer.
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