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Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography

SCHEDULE YOUR PET/CT SCAN

Physician offices may call Centralized Scheduling at (510) 970-5524

Please fax Physician Order Form & Prior Authorization to (510) 970-5782

PET/CT available Mondays 7am-4pm

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 18 2014 THIS SERVICE WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AT DMC

 

 

PET/CT scans are performed to:

  • detect cancer.
  • determine whether a cancer has spread in the body.
  • assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy.
  • determine if a cancer has returned after treatment.
  • determine blood flow to the heart muscle.
  • determine the effects of a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, on areas of the heart.
  • identify areas of the heart muscle that would benefit from a procedure such as angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery (in combination with a myocardial perfusion scan).
  • evaluate brain abnormalities, such as tumors, memory disorders and seizures and other central nervous system disorders.
  • to map normal human brain and heart function.

 

For more information regarding PET/CT technology, please visit: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=pet