PET-CT Scans Provide Accurate Diagnosis
The advanced PET-CT at the LCRP can cut imaging time for patients and radiation exposure in half.
Positron emission tomography, or PET scanning, is a simple and non-invasive diagnostic radiology procedure. The PET scan is very similar to a CT or MRI scan.
Before the exam, a technician will inject a radioactive sugar-like substance into a vein. As the radioactive material moves throughout the body, radiologists can targets areas of high or low metabolic activity. This scan is currently used to look at cancer cells, heart muscle activity and seizure activity.
The scanner was also designed with a large open scanning zone to help alleviate the sense of claustrophobia that some patients experience in conventional PET-CT systems.
For physicians, the benefits of the faster scan are faster patient results, delivered in sharp, highly detailed images.
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