Offered at both the Tampa and St. Petersburg Locations
and Rose standing next to the 16-slice PET/CT located in the Tampa
office. Also shown are sample PET/CT images, showing a lung nodule
taking up the F-18, FDG (radio-pharmaceutical), indicating lung
Emission Tomography)/CT (Computed Tomography) is a revolutionary
diagnostic tool that provides functional diagnostic information
that other imaging tests cannot provide. All other imaging studies
only depict anatomy, but PET depicts function of human tissue. Our
PET system is combined and fused to a 16/slice multi-detector CT,
which provides exquisite anatomic detail. This combination of anatomic
and functional information allows physicians to accurately pinpoint
metabolically active tissue such as cancer or inflammation. It allows
us to distinguish between benign and cancerous tissue at a very
PET/CT imaging can reveal
metabolic abnormalities before any structural or anatomic abnormalities
become present. Early detection often alters the course of medical
decision-making and can have a major impact on patient outcomes.
Thus, the combined PET/CT system unites two state of the art imaging
modalities. The PET scan detects activity of actively growing cancer
cells while the CT technology provides detailed anatomic information.
This combination depicts the exact location of cancerous growths.
is the most powerful and advanced PET/CT anywhere. This combination
allows doctors to obtain a superior level of diagnostic ability
without compromising patient comfort due to claustrophobia. In short,
patients cannot get a more comfortable or more advanced PET/CT exam
anywhere in the world.