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PET Scan

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of imaging test that can help reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. During the test, a small amount of radioactive material is injected, swallowed or inhaled to detect areas of disease. The radioactive material will then accumulate in areas with higher levels of chemical activity. This chemical activity often corresponds as areas of disease and shows up as brighter spots on the PET scan. PET scans are useful in evaluating a variety of conditions including neurological problems, heart disease and cancer.

PET Scans are available on Saturdays by physician referral.

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