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Programs & Services

Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography

A nuclear imaging test that shows the how cells of the body are functioning at the molecular level. With the positron emission tomography (PET), the computed tomography (CT) creates a detailed picture.

The person is given a radioactive substance that collects in certain cells in the body. These cells can then be detected and the PET/CT combined gives a clear picture of the size, shape, and location of the abnormal cells.

Service Providers May Include
medical radiology technologists (MRTs), radiologists
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

A legal guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18, or any patient that does not have the capacity to consent. Mature minors may be able to give consent.

Service Locations
Also Known As
Diagnostic Imaging, Radiography