PET-CT combines two types of scans i.e. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT).
PET is a specialised type of nuclear medicine study. This type of scan uses special cameras to capture images of the radioactively labelled substances and information regarding the functioning of the cells of the body.
CT is an x-ray examination that provides detailed information about the structure of the human body and together with multi-detector CT technology, can exquisitely visualise the anatomy of the various organs and tissues.
PET-CT combines two types of scans – Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) – into a single modality. It merges the information gathered from both scans to provide a unique view of the functioning and structure of the body.
This combined anatomical and metabolic imaging is particularly important when imaging cancers.
When making your appointment, please consult with our expert team regarding any preparation that may be required for your procedure.