What is a PET/CT scan?
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PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography. It is a type of test that takes pictures of the inside of your body. It uses a small amount of a radioactive sugar to help find certain diseases early. It can also show how well your treatment is working.
CT stands for Computed Tomography. It uses x-rays to show pictures of your bones and other parts of your body.
The technologist adds the PET pictures and CT pictures together. This way, the radiologist can get a better picture of what is happening in your body. This will help them decide whether there is something wrong in your body.