A positron emission tomography (PET) scan, also known as PET scan, is a highly specialized molecular imaging test that helps determine how your organs and tissues are functioning using a radioactive tracer. It’s often used in conjunction with computer tomography (CT) imaging to detect certain diseases before they would show up on other imaging studies. Unlike traditional imaging tests such as ultrasound, X-ray or CT scans, which look at the body’s anatomy, PET technology looks at the chemical (metabolic) activity of the cells in your body.
The combined benefits of PET/CT scan allow for early detection of conditions such as many cancers, heart disease and brain disorders – and can even help radiologists to differentiate between those lesions that are cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
WakeMed/Raleigh Radiology uses the most advanced PET/CT technology available – the Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision. Featuring the use of artificial intelligence, the Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision is the next-generation of PET/CT scanners that uses advanced imaging to detect even the smallest lesions with less exposure to radiation.
The combination of the two modalities in a PET/CT scanner provides a wide range of benefits, including:
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