When it comes to medical testing and treatment, a radiology center provides services where patients have access to state-of-the-art technology that allows them to most effectively and successfully address their medical conditions. The specialty of radiology utilizes precise imaging to reveal disease, as well as treat particular conditions.
PET / CT of Las Colinas radiology center offers:
» CT Scans – A computerized tomography (CT) scan uses state-of-the-art technology to take scans of the body from a variety of angles. Unlike a traditional x-ray, the images from a CT scan are a cross-section of particular areas of the body and allow doctors to carefully examine a particular location. CT scans can accurately pinpoint the location of a tumor, reveal evidence of internal injuries or bleeding, and more.
» PET Scans – Positron Emission Tomography. PET is a powerful imaging technique that holds great promise in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer. A non-invasive test, PET scans accurately image the body’s physiologic changes. A PET scan uses imaging, combined with a small radioactive “tracer” absorbed into the body, to reveal any increased chemical activity in the body which can indicate the presence of disease. PET scans can reveal the existence of a variety of cancers including brain, lung, breast, prostate, pancreatic cancer, and more, as well as heart disease and more.
During a single outpatient exam, combining these two scans in one highly sophisticated PET/CT imaging technique provides detailed information to physicians about the presence or spread of disease and accurately identifies its precise location.
PET/CT imaging combines two tests in one and provides a unique representation of what is happening in the body. This can help physicians accurately diagnose many diseases at earlier stages when treatment is more likely to be effective. Its accuracy may help to precisely localize disease to aid in planning the right treatment for each patient, reducing unnecessary procedures and saving valuable time. For patients undergoing treatment, a PET/CT scan may provide a clearer assessment of how each person is responding. PET/CT imaging is impacting individual lives on a daily basis.
Some radiology centers may also provide magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which creates images of the body’s organs and tissues through radio waves, as well as advanced scanning technology to detect evidence of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders.
Of course, not all radiology centers are the same. Just as you choose your doctor with care – hopefully based on their unique credentials, experience, commitment to cutting-edge research and technology, and, ultimately, your comfort level with them in terms of personality and patient care – you should also choose a radiology center with the same philosophy. PET / CT of Las Colinas is a radiology center that will meet all of these needs.