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PET/CT FDG brain scan: Positron emission tomography  
Abstract:  This handout explains a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT FDG brain scan, which allows doctors to see your brain while it is working. This scan is often used to check for tumors and to find the reason for memory problems. Included are how to prepare for the scan, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, October 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  Radiology/Imaging Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Neurological Disorders; Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject(s):  Radiography; Memory Disorders; Brain Tumors; Brain Disorders; Brain
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Russian; Spanish
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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