WHAT P.E.T. IS...
Positron Emission Tomography is a noninvasive imaging procedure different from the more traditional radiology studies such as X-Ray, CT MRI or Ultrasound. These routine radiology procedures show what the tissues look like by making pictures of the different organ structures.
A PET/CT scan contains information about the body's chemistry, cell function and exact location of disease. The PET Image provides unique information about the physiology of organ systems. PET scans combined with the standard radiology anatomy (CT) provide your physician with more powerful and effective information that can influence your care.
A pair of Nuclear Medicine Technologist highly trained specifically for PET/CT imaging will perform the procedure.
The technologists and the imaging camera are all accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) specifically for PET imaging.
The IAC accreditation demonstrates our organization's commitment to quality care, accountability, and most importantly, accurate imaging and technique.
At select locations and under specific conditions we are able to perform PET/CT Bone imaging, PET/CT Brain imaging and PET Cardiac imaging.