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PET Scan

The doctors and staff at OHC treat nearly every form of adult cancer and complex blood disorder with a wide range of services, state-of-the-art treatments and technologies. At OHC, we will discuss with you your specific life circumstances and together decide your best options for care. Click on a service in the drop-down menu to the left for more information or call us at 1-800-710-4674.

OHC physicians use a variety of the advanced imaging technologies available to diagnose and treat cancer. A PET Scan (positron emission tomography) is a diagnostic examination used to detect cancer, determine the stage of cancer, and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

During a PET scan, radioactive sugar molecules are injected into the body. Cancer cells absorb sugar more quickly than normal cells, so they 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. An integrated PET-CT scan collects images from both PET and CT scans at the same time and superimposes the images.

For more information about PET Scans and other imaging services, call us at 1-800-710-4674. If you’re a new patient or would like a second opinion, we’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you to speak with one of our OHC doctors. If you’re a current patient, talk with your OHC doctor or nurse about the use of PET scans and your treatment.