Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers, a special camera and a computer to help evaluate your organ and tissue functions. By identifying body changes at the cellular level, PET may detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging tests. Today, almost all PET scans are performed on instruments that are combined PET and CT scanners. The combined PET/CT scans provide images that pinpoint the anatomic location of abnormal metabolic activity within the body. The combined scans have been shown to provide more accurate diagnoses than the two scans performed seperately.
All DMG Radiology sites have national accreditation from the American College of Radiology, including distinction as a Breast Care Center of Excellence. This distinction is only awarded to an elite group of healthcare facilities that offer the latest, state-of-the-art digital technology for breast cancer detection.