A PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) scan is an imaging test showing how an organ or tissue works. MRI and CT scans are different than a PET CT scan because they show the structure (shape or make up) of organs or tissue inside your body.
PET scans can help health care providers diagnose many conditions, find early stages of diseases like cancers, injuries, and infections and see abnormalities even without seeing structural changes.
This helps in choosing the best treatment for you. The information from a PET CT scan can also help your health care provider decide the best treatment for you. PET CT can also help check if therapy is working and help plan for surgery and radiotherapy.
- Having a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan - Patient Guide (.pdf)
- Radiation Safety Program Notice of License
- Cyclotron – Radiation Safety Public Information & Disclosure Program
Current average wait times for a PET CT Scan with us can be found HERE.