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PET/CT FDG Brain Scan: Positron emission tomography

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
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2011
Revision Date
11/2019
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General Subject
Neurological Disorders
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject/Keyword
Brain
Brain Disorders
Brain Tumors
Memory Disorders
Radiology
PET/CT Scan (positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan)
Languages
English
Record ID
3872