Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerized Tomography (CT) is used primarily in the detection of cancer. This technology helps doctors discover tumors in the body and make the best recommendation for treatment based on the image shown. The entire scan can take anywhere from 15 to 70 minutes and a detailed three dimensional picture of the body is created helping pinpoint the exact location of cancer in the body.
PET/CT scans are able to detect certain types of cancer including:
- Head and Neck
- Blood Supply
The benefits of having this advanced technology are great. With this scan, a variety of treatment options can be explored by doctor and patient.