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What are the alternatives to a PET scan?

Nevertheless, depending on each case, your doctor might decide to order a CT scan or a MRI scan. Other types of scanning or imaging techniques, which could provide an alternative to PET scans may include:

  • X-ray
  • ultrasound
  • blood test
  • biopsy

However, PET scanning is the only metabolic imaging technique available at the moment. It detects anatomical changes in an organ and the onset of a disease, at an early stage before they might be detected using other techniques of scanning. Therefore, PET scans are often unsurpassed in securing diagnostic results.

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