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What is a PET scan for cancer?
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of imaging test that helps doctors see how the organs and tissues inside your body are actually working. In a PET scan, a very small dose of a radioactive chemical, called a radiotracer, is injected into the vein of your arm.
What is a PET-CT scan?
This is known as a PET-CT scan. They may also occasionally be combined with an MRI scan (known as a PET-MRI scan). A PET scan can show how well certain parts of your body are working, rather than simply showing what they look like.
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
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.