ARE THE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS FOR PET/CT?
(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.
(heart) is another important application where PET provides a high
level of accuracy in assessing myocardial viability
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.
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