PET Imaging's PET/CT

The most innovative, powerful and non-invasive imaging technology, PET/CT is a single exam that captures 2D, 3D ‘fused’ images essential for oncology, neurology and cardiology applications. With both metabolic and anatomical images acquired from a single PET/CT scan, you and your healthcare provider will receive vital information for diagnosing and managing these life-threatening diseases.

Oncology
Cancer affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide. PET/CT helps to:

  • Identify malignancy early and pinpoint precise size and tumor location
  • Differentiate between malignant and benign tumors, determine presence, location and extent of multiple lesions, recurrences and metastases
  • Assists in type of cancer treatment -- surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, etc.
  • Metabolic activity demonstrates response to therapy within days instead of months

Neurology
Alzheimer’s is the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly. PET/CT allows for:

  • Early detection of neurological disorders
  • Differentiation of forms of dementia disorders
  • Tumor recurrence, where high image quality is critical when distinguishing between recurrence and scarring

Cardiology
A heart disease-related event takes place every minute in America. PET/CT provides new insight into the disease by performing simultaneous testing of coronary anatomy, myocardial perfusion, ventricular function and cardiac viability. PET/CT provides:

  • The most accurate non-invasive diagnostic for coronary artery disease(CAD)
  • Information that reduces unnecessary invasive procedures
  • More aggressive, preventative therapy and patient assessment

The mobile PET/CT unit is available for outpatients at these Steward Health Care locations: 

To schedule a PET/CT scan call 1-877-877-8455.


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