PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography)

PET/CT scans in St. Louis


A PET/CT scanner is able to perform both a nuclear medicine image and CT (computed tomography) image 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.

Imaging Areas

blood, blood vessels, bone, brain, breast, lungs, children, abdomen, gall bladder, head, neck and thyroid, heart, hormone, kidney, pelvis, liver, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary

Typical Preparations

Offices of Service & Attending Physicians

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