Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a test that uses a special type of camera and a Reference tracer Opens New Window (radioactive chemical) to look at organs in the body.
The Reference radiologist Opens New Window may discuss preliminary results of the PET scan with you right after the test. Complete results are usually available in 1 to 2 days.
Blood flow is normal and organs are working well. The flow and pattern of the tracer shows normal distribution in the body.
Areas of increased glucose metabolism may mean a tumor is present.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology