What is a PET scan?

What is a PET scan anyway? Well, its not for your beloved pet, the P-E-T in PET scan stands for Positron Emission Tomography. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity….

Once the PET/CT scan is complete, you will be able to leave the imaging facility. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids throughout the day. The results of your scan will be interpreted by a trained nuclear medicine physician or radiologist and your physician will receive a written report approximately 24 to…

The following information will help you prepare for your appointment at the imaging facility. The scanner rooms can sometimes be cool, so we suggest that you wear warm comfortable clothing. You should avoid wearing jewelry or clothes with metal fasteners or zippers. You will be given specific preparation instructions regarding food and drink, but generally…

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