Beaumont PET/CT Scans

Identify Potential Health Risks Sooner

PET-CT scan machinePET/CT scans use metabolic detection with computerized imaging to precisely identify problem areas in the body. These images are used by physicians to make more accurate diagnoses, identify problems in their early stages, and develop targets for treatment plans. PET/CT also can show how advanced a disease has become.

PET, or positron emission tomography, provides the metabolic information while computed tomography (CT) simultaneously takes multiple images to create a map of the body. This helps pinpoint the location of cancerous tumors or metabolic activity in the brain.

How Are Scans Performed?

Before undergoing the scan, you will have an activated sugar solution injected into your bloodstream for the scanner to track. After the injection the technologist will place you in a quiet area to rest for approximately 45 minutes to one hour. A technologist will then assist you into a scanner that resembles a CT scanner where images will be taken. The technologist will be in constant communication with you during the exam.