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PET/CT FDG body scan: Positron emission tomography  
Abstract:  This handout tells about a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT body scan. The test is done to help diagnose cancer and other health problems. Included are common uses of a PET scan, what to expect, how to prepare, how the scan works, and how to get test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2005, October 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE; Radiology/Imaging Services; Cardiology/5NE; Cardiothoracic Surgery/5NE; 5NE
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Seizures; Radiography; Nuclear Medicine; Memory Disorders; Brain Tumors
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3449

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