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What is a PET scan for cancer?
Douglas A. Nelson, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and hematologist who previously served for 13 years as a physician in the US Air Force. A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a type of imaging test that uses radioactive glucose (radiotracer or radioactive tracer) to detect where cancer cells may be located in the body.
What are Petpet scans used for?
PET scans may be useful in: 1 Detecting cancer. 2 Revealing whether your cancer has spread. 3 Checking whether a cancer treatment is working. 4 Finding a cancer recurrence.
What does a PET scan of the brain show?
PET Scan. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that uses a very small dose of a radioactive chemical, called a radiotracer, to help doctors see how the organs and tissues are working. PET scans are used most often to detect cancer, heart problems, brain disorders and other central nervous system disorders.
What is a combination PET/CT scan?
A PET scan is a painless procedure that helps detect disease sooner than CT or MRI images. A combination PET/CT scan provides a more detailed look at organs and tissue. PET scans can ensure an accurate diagnosis and help your healthcare provider develop an effective treatment plan