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PET/CT FDG Body Scan: Positron emission tomography

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
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2005
Revision Date
11/2019
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General Subject
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject/Keyword
Brain Tumors
Memory Disorders
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Seizures
PET/CT Scan (positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan)
Languages
English
Record ID
3449