Used to help diagnose cancers, cardiac diseases, and neurological disorders, the positron emission tomography/computed tomography, or PET-CT, combines the power of Positron Emission Tomography or PET scanning, with diagnostic CT imaging to create a single image which offers both functional and anatomic information.
This device is used to diagnose and stage various cancers, and to pinpoint the most effective therapy plan for each patient. Besides PET-CT’s ability to diagnose and stage cancers, the system is also used to perform perfusion and viability scans of the heart, and advanced neurological imaging.
PET/CT improves the physician’s ability to diagnose and treat disease states earlier. Other benefits to physicians and patients include:
The following are just a few reasons you might want to consider having a PET-CT performed at NJMRI.