PET (Positron Emission Tomography) has become the diagnostic test of choice for leading oncologists, cardiologists and neurologists. In the world of diagnostic imaging, PET is the only recognized modality that can image and measure metabolic function at the cellular level. CT (Computerized Tomography) has been the standard in anatomical imaging for more than 30 years. Through more recent technological advancements, we now have a scanner that merges both PET and CT technologies into a single test.
When a physician orders a PET scan you will also get an anatomical template that will localize and fuse the PET and CT findings.
What does this mean for the physician?
For Oncologists it means:
Pinpoint tumors at the earliest stage
Differentiate between benign and malignant tumors
Stage and restage malignancy
Monitor the effectiveness of therapy
PET changes patient management in 20-30% of treatment cases
For Cardiologists it means:
Precise measurement of myocardial perfusion
More precise measurement of heart function and volumes
Assessment of myocardial viability
For Neurologists it means:
Most sensitive non-invasive test for the work-up of refractory seizures
Diagnosis and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and early dementia in elderly patients (Alzheimer’s disease)
HCI is committed in helping to bring PET/CT technology into your practice. Take ownership by improving patient management and quality of care. Put the power of PET/CT to work for you and your practice!