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Benefits

PET imaging offers unique insights into the human body that enable physicians to deliver more personalized treatment. PET imaging is less invasive compared to biopsy or exploratory surgery. It also:
  • provides more accurate information that may not attainable with other imaging technologies (X-ray, CT scan, MRI);
  • identifies disease in earlier stages; and
  • determines the exact location of a tumor, often before symptoms occur or abnormalities can be detected with other diagnostic tests.
Benefits of a combined PET/CT scanner:
  • Greater detail with better accuracy.
  • Less room for error.
  • More patient comfort and convenience:
    • Patients who require two types of exams (CT and PET) will only require one appointment.
    • Since the PET and CT scans are performed at the same time, the patient does not have to change positions.

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Updated Aug 9, 2017