When is a PET/CT used?
PET/CT is used in diagnosis and treatment planning for cancer. It is used to detect cancer, to determine whether cancer has spread in the body, to assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy, to determine if a cancer has returned or to confirm cancer free after treatment.
Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, PET/CT provides the combined benefit of PET, which detects changes in cellular structure at the molecular level, and CT, which provides three dimensional images of bone and soft tissue. Your physician receives precise results for diagnosis and treatment planning.