A PET/CT scan, or positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan is a medical imaging procedure that merges the benefits of a traditional PET and CT scans to create integrated, more accurate images.
What is a PET/CT Scan
A PET/CT scan is a diagnostic imaging test used to detect and track the progression of cancers, heart diseases, brain disorders and check blood flow. The images from a PET/CT scan provide, more detailed images, allowing the radiologist to detect the presence of diseases in your cells. The scan is generally painless and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
Adventist HealthCare Imaging offers several types of PET/CT scans including:
- Scans from the base of the neck to mid-thigh
- Whole body scan covering the top of the head to toes
Why Adventist HealthCare?
All Adventist HealthCare Imaging locations are accredited from the American College of Radiology and have fellowship trained radiologists who specialize in body imaging, neurology, musculoskeletal conditions and breast imaging.
How to Prepare for a PET/CT Scan
Download our PET/CT Scan Patient Guide for further information on what to expect, how to prepare, and what to bring the day of your appointment.