Benefits of a PET Scan

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  • PET/CT is a powerful source of data to help make the right decisions.
  • PET/CT is safe.
  • PET/CT reduces number of invasive procedures.
  • PET/CT can avoid unnecessary surgery.
  • PET/CT can tell whether a tumor is benign or cancerous.
  • PET/CT can show all the organ systems of the body in a single exam, showing, for example, whether cancer has spread.
  • PET/CT detects disease often before it shows up on other tests.
  • PET/CT is an early predictor of patients’ response to their therapy.
  • PET/CT assists in planning for radiation therapy.

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