PET/CT Scan Houston TX
What is a PET/CT scan?
PET/CT (position emission tomography - computed tomography) scans merge metabolic detection with computerized imaging to precisely identify problem areas in the body.
Why is it done?
A PET/CT imaging exam is used by physicians to make more accurate diagnoses, identify problems in their early stages and develop targets for treatment plans. PET/CT also can show how advanced a disease has become. PET, or positron emission tomography, provides the metabolic information. The computed tomography (CT) scan simultaneously takes multiple images to create a map of the body. This helps pinpoint the location of cancerous tumors or metabolic activity in the brain.
How is it done?
You will be injected with a radioactive glucose (sugar). After the injection the technologist will place you in a quiet area to rest for approximately 45 minutes to one hour. A technologist will then assist you into a scanner that resembles a CT scanner, where images will be taken. The technologist will be in constant communication with you during the exam.
When will I have the results?
A trained physician (radiologist) will interpret your PET/CT exam. The technologist cannot interpret or discuss what they are viewing while performing the exam. A report with the results will be sent to your doctor within one to two business days. Please check with your doctor's office to discuss results.
Request a PET/CT Scan Appointment
You can now schedule a PET/CT scan online at select locations. Just click a time below to get started. Click "next week" to see more appointment times.
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