Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT Scan)

Holland Hospital new form of imaging that has proven vital for diagnosis and treatment of complex medical needs. It’s a “hybrid” of two technologies called PET/CT.

The technology produces detailed computerized images that combine the functional imaging of a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan with the anatomical detail of a CT (Computed Tomography) scan. This innovative technology can provide early detection of cancer, cardiovascular concerns and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Stroke. 

What is PET/CT?

PET is an acronym for Positron Emission Tomography. PET is a test that uses special imaging cameras and a radioactive type of sugar to produce pictures of the function and metabolism of cells in the body.

CT stands for Computerized Tomography. CT is an X-ray test that generates a detailed view of the anatomy or structure of organs and tissues in the body. The CT scan can show the dimension of vessels, lymph nodes and organ systems.

PET/CT depicts both technologies using a single machine. It provides a picture of function (PET), a picture of anatomy (CT) and a merged picture of both the body’s metabolism and structure.


Benefits of PET/CT:

  • Diagnose, stage and treat cancer with greater accuracy
  • Improve diagnostic confidence
  • Reduce need for invasive procedures
  • More previse monitor of patient response to treatment

Contact

Contact PET Scheduling
(616) 394-3367