Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful Nuclear Medicine examination providing unique functional assessment of diseases. PET is most commonly used to detect and stage (or restage) certain types of cancer (including lung, colon, thyroid and breast cancer, lymphoma and melanoma). The functional information provided by PET can be combined with the anatomical information of CT or MRI to guide further treatment and intervention.
PET scans of the brain are useful to evaluate patients with memory disorders, suspected or proven brain tumors, or seizure disorders that are not responsive to medical therapy. For further information please see RadiologyInfo.
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