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WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR PET/CT?

ONCOLOGY (cancer) is the most important application of PET and provides vital diagnostic information that can alter the course of cancer treatment and sometimes help in avoiding unwarranted surgery. PET can help provide critical information about whether a tumor is malignant or not, the extent of cancer, whether it has spread to other organs, monitoring of cancer recurrences, and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment therapy.

CARDIOLOGY (heart) is another important application where PET provides a high level of accuracy in assessing myocardial viability and perfusion.

For NEUROLOGY (brain), PET provides highly accurate information to localize the areas of the brain causing epileptic seizures and to determine if surgery is an option.

For more specific information about indications for PET/CT, please download the following materials:

Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lymphoma


 

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