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Why does my doctor recommend a PET or PET/CT scan?

Generally, PET scans are used to diagnose a health condition, and also for finding out how an existing condition is developing. They are often used to monitor how effective an ongoing treatment is.

Most Often, PET Scans Are Used to Detect Cancer

PET is also being used in conjunction with computed tomography (CAT scan) to provide more definitive information about malignant (cancerous) tumors and other lesions.

They Also Help Evaluate Heart Disease and Neurological Conditions

Besides oncologists, PET is also used by neurologists and neurosurgeons, and cardiologists. PET scans are useful in cancer treatment, in the treatment and surgery of the nervous system, in the treatment of the heart. As advances in PET technologies continue, this procedure is beginning to be used more widely in other areas.

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