At Vertu Medical, we are eager to assist you if you are seeking out the best PET CT solutions. We can provide new, used, refurbished and reconditioned PET CT systems and can count a wide range of medical practices amongst our client network. We offer PET CT scanners from brands as trusted as GE, Siemens, Toshiba and Philips and can provide all the advice and guidance you need to make the right choice.
What is the purpose of PET scans?
PET stands for positron emission tomography. These scans are used to create detailed 3D images of internal parts of the body and show us how well our organs are functioning. It’s common for medical practitioners to combine PET scans with CT scans to deliver images of even greater detail. This type of scan is called a PET-CT scan. From time to time, PET scans are combined with MRI scans to produce PET-MRI scans.
How PET scans differ from other scans
Whilst some scans simply show us what internal body parts look like, a PET scan tells us how well they are working. They are often used during cancer investigations, telling us how effective treatments have been. It’s also common for PET scans to be used for operational planning and to diagnose brain-related conditions like dementia. A radiotracer known as FDG or fluorodeoxyglucose is often used during PET scans. This is used because the body treats it similarly to the way it works with natural sugars inside our bodies.
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