Digital PET/CT Scans

Regional Health offers the only local option for digital PET/CT scans in the region for patients from any surrounding communities.

What is a PET/CT scan?

PET/CT combines the functional information from a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) exam with anatomical information from a Computed Tomography (CT) exam in one single exam. When the two scans are fused together, the information can have a major impact on assisting a physician with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Why Digital?

The digital technology offers significantly faster scan times and easier, more comfortable access for patients. The scan produces high-resolution images, with a lower radiation dose, showing pathology three-times smaller than non-digital scans. This advanced technology allows for identifications of cancers that analog PET/CT cannot.

What is a PET/CT scan for?

The anatomical and biological information obtained from the PET/CT system permits accurate tumor detection and localization for almost all cancers, for example, melanoma, lymphoma, lung, colorectal, head and neck, cervical, breast, esophageal, myeloma, thyroid, and ovarian cancers.

Other applications include reducing biopsy sampling errors, improvement of therapy planning, and assessment of response to treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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If you or a loved one would like to receive digital PET/CT scans without having to travel to larger facilities, contact the Radiology Department at 563-547-6374.