If your doctor has recommended you take an imaging test to help diagnose a health condition, you may be wondering which type of imaging test you need. Two very common forms of imaging scans are CT and PET scans. These imaging scans have distinct differences and are used for different diagnostic ... [Read More]
What is a PET Scan and What Does It Do?
Most people are familiar with CT scans and MRI scans. However, not many people know what a PET scan is. With this in mind, let’s take a look at what a PET scan is and what it’s used for. What is a PET Scan? A Positron Emission Tomography scan, or PET scan, is a type of imaging test that allows ... [Read More]
PET Scan vs. CT Scan vs. MRI
Imaging tests involve state-of-the-art equipment to generate high-quality images of the inside of a patient’s body. Three of the most well-known imaging tests are PET scans, CT scans, and MRIs. Consider the below a primer on the differences between these diagnostic exams. What Is a PET ... [Read More]
Advances and Treatments in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine is a specialized field of medicine that involves the use of radioactive substances in diagnosing and treating disease. It is especially used in imaging, including single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, and the use of ... [Read More]
What Exactly Is a PET Scan?
Contrary to what it sounds like, a PET scan isn’t scanning a dog or cat for a microchip. Rather, it is a common way of referring to positron emission tomography, an imaging test that uses a small dose of radiation to show activity at the cellular level in the body. PET scans show not only how an ... [Read More]
Are There any Potential Side Effects of a PET Scan?
A Positron Emission Tomography – PET – scan sounds scary, but don’t worry. The nuclear medicine procedure isn’t dangerous in the least. A PET scan delivers images of the body’s biological functions and is apt to detect diseases more quickly than other imaging procedures such as an MRI (magnetic ... [Read More]
Why is My Doctor Recommending a PET Scan?
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an advanced diagnostic tool capable of revealing numerous diseases at a very early stage when they are not visible through other diagnostic methods. A PET scan is a type of nuclear medicine exam that produces a 3D image of processes that take place inside ... [Read More]
Nuclear Medicine: Weighing Out the Pros and Cons
Nuclear energy has long been a sensitive topic of conversation. However, it’s hard to deny the great advancements that it has offered – from powering our grids (it now offers around 11% of the world’s electricity),1 to defending our country, should that be necessary. Simply put, nuclear technology ... [Read More]
PET Scans & Bone Scans For Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Cancer is a very frightening prognosis, and can take quite a toll on the body. That’s why it is important to diagnose cancer as soon as possible, with the hopes that a malignant tumor can be found and dealt with before it metastasizes. When cancer becomes metastatic, the cells start spreading ... [Read More]
Spotlight Independent Imaging: Best Diagnostic Services in Wellington
The Independent Imaging Difference “Patient centered care.” It sounds nice, but what does it really mean? While it may be a catch-phrase to some, to us it means that we build our services around your real life needs. It means that we set out every single day to earn the title of best diagnostic ... [Read More]