Exams We Offer: Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan)

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Positron emission tomography (PET) scans create images to show how well organs or tissues in the body are functioning or look for the presence of disease.

PET scans are routinely used in combination with computerized tomography (CT). The study is commonly referred to as PET/CT scan.

PET scan is a nuclear medicine exam often used to help diagnose cancer, detect the spread of cancer to other parts of the body or measure the effectiveness of cancer treatment. PET imaging is also used to diagnose diseases of the brain and heart such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy, stroke or coronary artery disease.

Our team at Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging provides compassionate patient care and high-quality imaging in convenient suburban locations. Using the most advanced technology and equipment, our highly trained radiologists and imaging technologists tailor each exam to your specific needs and diagnosis.


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