Combining these two imaging tests help create detailed images of your organs. The images show their size and shape and how well they are functioning.
A positron emission tomography (PET) with Computed Tomography (CT) scan uses two types of imaging to create detailed images of structures in your entire body. One type (PET) uses a radioactive substance that is absorbed into tissues and shows the degree that those organs are using energy. The second type (CT) is a series of X-rays.
So that appropriate precautions are taken, be sure to tell the technician if you are pregnant or could be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
This care path's costs include the facility charges (the test or procedure) plus the physician charges (interpreting the test or performing the procedure). You may get separate bills for the facility and physician charges.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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