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PET Scan

What is a PET Scan?

Positron emission tomography, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a diagnostic examination that involves the acquisition of physiologic images based on the detection of subatomic particles. These particles are emitted from a radioactive substance given to the patient. The subsequent views of the human body are used to evaluate function.

PET Scans use a technology that is completely different from either the CT Scan (X-Ray), or the MRI.  PET scans image your body’s soft tissues. The procedure records and transmits images that tell the physician how certain clusters of cells may – or may not – be behaving.  The procedure does require the injection of a radio isotope in a sugar solution, and while the injection may be only momentarily uncomfortable – the scan itself is quite unremarkable.

 

 

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