A PET/CT is a breakthrough technology that enables physicians to diagnose and locate disease quickly and accurately. More technically, PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography and CT means Computed Tomography. This is the first time these two technologies have been combined into a single sophisticated scanning system.
What this means is that PET/CT will increase patient comfort because the examination time is shorter, produces results in less time than required by using separate procedures, eliminates the “wait and see” approach because accurate, comprehensive information becomes more quickly available to your doctor. Another benefit is more rapid initiation of the best possible treatment, while potentially avoiding the need for invasive procedures such as biopsies and/or exploratory surgery.