Hunterdon Healthcare now uses the power of Position Emission Tomography to provide better and more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
This exciting new specialty of Nuclear Medicine is currently the most effective way to check for cancer recurrences. It is rapidly becoming a major diagnostic imaging tool used predominantly in determining:
- the presence and severity of cancer
- neurological conditions
- cardiovascular disease
What cancers are PET Scans helpful in diagnosing and treating?
Position Emission Tomography is considered very effective for the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers:
When is PET Scanning particularly effective?
Position Emission Tomography is particularly effective in identifying:
- whether or not cancer is present
- if the cancer has spread
- if it is responding to treatment
- if a person is cancer-free after treatment
Position Emission Tomography scans performed at Hunterdon Medical Center are read by radiologists of the Radiology and Medical Imaging Department, who coordinate your scans with other imaging studies:
- CT scan
Where can I find more information about PET Scans at Hunterdon?
Position Emission Tomography scanning is performed in the Department of Medical Imaging. To find out if PET is right for you, call 908-237-5395.
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