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Position Emission Tomography – Computer Tomography (PET/CT) is a diagnostic test that acquires images from both the PET and CT in the same session and lays one image over the other to create a single image. The metabolic activity measured by the PET scan is precisely aligned with the images obtained by the CT scan, and combined, it provides a detailed 3-D anatomical image.

These 3-D functional images are used to evaluate a variety of diseases, including:

  • Cancers in the lung, colon and rectum, skin (melanoma), head and neck, esophagus, breast, cervix, ovaries, pancreas, testes, and thyroid
  • Lymphoma (e.g. Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin) 
  • Myeloma 
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma 
  • Solid tumors 
  • Brain Perfusion (e.g. Alzheimer’s) 
  • Cardiac

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions regarding PET/CT scans.