|Please choose from the following questions to learn more.
What is a PET scan?
What is a PET/CT scan?
What are the benefits?
Why is my doctor recommending a PET or PET/CT scan?
What should I expect?
Is PET safe?
Radiation exposure is minimal in nuclear imaging procedures due to the fact that the amount of radiopharmaceutical used is extremely small. The amount of radiation in most nuclear medicine procedures is comparable to that received during a CT scan.
Family members are not at risk for exposure since most of the radioactivity has left the body or decomposed before the patient has left the center.
What happens after my scan?
What is a radiopharmaceutical?
When will I get my results?
Are there any potential side effects to a PET scan?
Are there alternatives to PET?
How often should I have a PET scan?
Why is PET not well known? Why have I never heard of PET before?
Does my insurance cover PET scans?
How many PET studies are performed per year?
Is a PET scan painless?