Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) is a highly advanced imaging technique capable of detecting changes in physiology, rather than changes in anatomy—like conventional imaging tools such MRI, CT or X-ray. Due to a PET/CT’s ability to detect changes in physiology at the cellular level, it can detect certain medical conditions at a much earlier stage than conventional imaging scanners. The images produced by a PET/CT scan will provide your physician with valuable information needed in the planning, management and the selection of better therapies that are best suited for your individual condition.
Many PET/CT procedures are covered by both Medicare and private insurance companies, but it is recommended that you contact your insurance provider directly.
For dinner the night before your scan or breakfast on the day of your scan (5-6 hours prior to appointment time), DO NOT EAT:
Please be sure to drink 20 – 30 ounces of water before your scheduled appointment time,
Avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours before your scan.