We offer the latest in screening equipment with the PET-CT, which is an advanced nuclear imaging technique. The PET-CT is used commonly for the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer (oncology) patients, although can also be used in the diagnosis of several other conditions.
Positron Emission Tomography or PET scan is a diagnostic test that detects radiation by the accumulation and non-accumulation of radiotracers (injected intravenously before the scan) into the body to analyse the functioning of the body organs and tissues.
A Computerised Tomography or CT Scan produces a series of x-rays. A computer then arranges these pictures in a series that give detailed, cross-sectional pictures of the body, from different angles.
A Pet-CT Scan combines the information relayed by both the scans. This helps in detecting the structural changes in the body at a tissue and cellular level.