Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Imaging is a combination of two established imaging modalities to reveal both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body, in a single device. Disease can then be identified and localised, potentially resulting in earlier and more accurate diagnosis. PET-CT scans also indicate whether the disease is responding to treatment. The brand new 5-rings Discovery™️ IQ in Beacon Hospital delivers the best possible patient outcomes through excellent image quality and consistent quantitation.
The areas in which this type of scan can contribute are:
Cancer: Lung cancer, breast cancer, oesophageal cancer, thyroid cancer, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma & brain tumours. It provides accurate disease staging and monitoring.
Heart: Myocardial viability – A form of non-invasive stress test to help determine the presence and extent of coronary artery disease.
Brain: It can identify types of dementia using the study of the blood flow and metabolic activity in the brain. It can also identify certain neurologic and central nervous system disorders that are localised.