PET/CT imaging combines the functional information from a positron emission tomography (PET) exam with the anatomical information from a computed tomography (CT) exam into one single exam. A PET scan detects changes in cellular function – how your cells are utilizing nutrients like glucose and oxygen. A CT scan uses a combination of x-rays and computers to give the radiologist a non-invasive way to see inside the body. When these two scans are fused together, The San Diego Imaging radiologists can view metabolic changes in the proper anatomical context of your body.
Each patient must carefully follow patient preparation instructions, especially diabetic patients. Please call our offices if you have questions.