About PET/CT Scanning Services
ImageCare provides a comfortable, friendly outpatient environment for your PET/CT scan. Your images are obtained on state-of-the-art equipment and interpreted by radiologists who are specially trained to read your scan.
PET, also known as PET Imaging or PET scan, stands for Positron Emission Tomography. This scan will produce images of the human body’s metabolic activity, measuring important body functions such as blood flow, oxygen use, and sugar (glucose) metabolism. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce a detailed view of organs and tissues in the body. When the two scans are merged or fused together, it allows more accurate interpretation of the PET metabolic findings. The PET/CT technology is another tool to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of cancer, as well as other non-cancer related illnesses. For cancer diagnoses, PET/CT shows possible tumor “hot spots” on the PET scan corresponding directly to the physical mass seen on the CT scan. This helps your doctor by providing a more exact location for possible biopsies, surgeries, and treatment.