PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography)


PET/CT scans can detect changes in your body at the cellular level. Cells use glucose to multiply, and cancer cells replicate at a faster rate than normal cells. The radionuclide we use in a PET/CT scan is similar to the glucose in your body and identifies any cells that multiply at a faster rate than those around them. You are injected with a small amount of radioactive agent attached to a glucose substance.