We understand that time is of the essence for individuals who may be facing a diagnosis or coping with cancer. We minimize wait times for scheduling appointments and getting results. Our radiologists are among the best in the industry, providing physicians and patients with the highest quality information using advanced imaging technology. Better information allows physicians to make more informed decisions about treatments for their patients.
PET Imaging strives to offer a spa-like atmosphere for our patients with warmed blankets and individual rooms so that patients can read, relax, listen to music or watch television. We’re here to help you through the process and alleviate some of the stress. We’ll ease your mind by explaining everything that will happen, how long things will take and when you will hear the results.
PET/CT Scan Diagnostic Imaging
An integrated PET/CT scan is the most advanced imaging technology for the detection and evaluation of cancer. A PET/CT scan provides images of the entire body and generates high-resolution images of abnormal activity and its location. Abnormal activity often takes place before physical changes are identifiable by other types of imaging such as MRI, CT, x-ray and ultrasound. The scan detects primary and secondary disease earlier and more accurately than other imaging technology. Before having a PET scan, your doctor may order a series of x-rays, MRIs or CTs. Our team will work with your doctor and insurance payer to determine which test is most appropriate based on your diagnosis and symptoms.
Integrated PET/CT images are used to:
- Identify disease often before it shows up on other exams
- Evaluates all the organ systems of the body in a single exam to determine whether or not the cancer has spread (the stage of the cancer)
- See how the body has responded to chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery
- Eliminate ineffective or unnecessary surgical or medical treatments
- Detect recurrence of cancer early