PET/CT Scan

The PET/CT scanner is a diagnostic imaging system that combines PET and CT into one unit. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) utilizes a radiopharmaceutical to visualize processes or functions within the body. CT stands for Computed Tomography or CAT Scan. This technique uses x-rays to make cross-sectional images (called slices) of your body. The structure of body organs is more clearly visualized than with conventional x-rays.

Advanced system software in the PET/CT scanner combines the anatomical information obtained from CT with the functional PET information to form not a photograph, but a biograph – an image that records living tissues and life processes with great precision and detail.

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