PET CT Scanning

Positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) are standard imaging tools that allow clinicians to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations.

PET/CT Benefits

  • Gives physicians important early information about cardiac and neurological diseases
  • Earlier diagnosis
  • Monitoring effects of therapy
  • Elimination of invasive procedures
  • Replacement of multiple tests
  • Pre-surgical assessment
  • Identification of distant tumors
  • Can tell the difference between scar tissue and tumor recurrence

How it Works

The highly sensitive PET scan picks up the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body, The CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths. Together, the scans provide the most complete information on cancer location and metabolism.

Make an Appointment

The PET/CT Scanner is a mobile unit that travels to the hospital every other Saturday. For more information, contact Director of Imaging Services Ron Caldwell at (570) 522-2789.