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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 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