OHC doctors use advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and treat cancer. A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a diagnostic tool used to detect cancer, determine the stage of cancer, and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiation therapy.
During a PET scan, radioactive sugar molecules are injected into the body and are absorbed by normal and cancer cells. Cancer cells absorb sugar more quickly than normal cells, so when a scan is performed, the cancer cells light up on the PET scan. A PET scan is often used to complement information gathered from a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or physical examination.
OHC experts are available if you’d like to know more about PET Scans or for second opinions. Call OHC at 1-800-710-4674 and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment.