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PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography)

PET/CT scanner in St. Louis

Description

A PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography) scanner is able to perform both a nuclear medicine scan and CT (computed tomography) scan at the same time.  The affect is that the nuclear medicine image is superimposed with computed tomography (CT) to produce special views, a practice known as image fusion or co-registration.  These views allow the information from two different exams to be correlated and interpreted on one image, leading to more precise information and accurate diagnoses.  For more information refer to Nuclear Medicine and CT modalities.