POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET)_

pet scan performed on a patient

WHEN IMAGE QUALITY MATTERS

What is Positron Emission Tomography (PET)?

accredited facility for pet scanA Positron Emission Tomography scan is considered a nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various tissues in the body to identify certain conditions. 

For a PET scan, a tiny portion of radioactive substance, referred to as a radioactive tracer, is used to show the degree of metabolism of a particular organ or tissue. 

DURING THE PROCEDURE

PET scans are often performed in a CT machine, so the patient will be asked to lay on a table as it moved slowly through the machine. During this time, images of organ function are produced for review by the radiologists. 

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