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
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