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Hours of Operation
PET/CT services are available at LMC-Lexington on our Mobile PET/CT van.
Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Vital Early Information
Positron emission tomography / Computed tomography (PET/CT) is a medical imaging device that measures important body functions, such as blood flow, oxygen use and sugar metabolism. It helps doctors evaluate how well organs and tissues are functioning, offering viral early information in the fight against disease.
How does it work?
PET/CT combines in one single gantry system both a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and an x-ray Computed Tomography, so that images acquired from both devices can be taken sequentially in the same session and combined into a single image.
PET/CT Scans are used to:
- Detect cancer.
- Determine whether a cancer has spread in the body.
- Assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan, such as cancer therapy.
- Determine if a cancer has returned after treatment.
- Determine blood flow to the heart muscle.
- Determine the effects of a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, on areas of the heart.
- Identify areas of the heart muscle that would benefit from a procedure such as angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery (in combination with a myocardial perfusion scan).
- Evaluate brain abnormalities, such as tumors, memory disorders and seizures and other central nervous system disorders.
- To map normal brain and heart function.