You can rest assured that with our most advanced technology and certified radiology team, you will have the most accurate results for any imaging procedure your doctor orders. CT and PET scans are specialized imaging tools that are used for a number diagnoses. Their many diagnostic uses include:
Computer tomography or what is commonly known as a CT scan is an X-ray that views a specific part of your body from various angles and the combines these images to get a complete and comprehensive picture of internal organs, bone or other areas of the body. Sometimes a contract dye is injected to enhance whatever the radiologist and your doctor are looking at. This is usually an outpatient procedure, which means it can be done at one of our conveniently located imaging centers.
Positron emission tomography, or PET scan is a highly advanced imaging system that can distinguish between living and dead tissue as well as tell the difference between a non-cancerous (benign) tumor can cancerous (malignant) tumor. Unlike other imaging tools that look at specific areas, the PET scan images your entire body in a single scan.
PET & CT scans are important in both detecting diseases or other problems as well as seeing how a treatment, such as a cancer treatment is working, to ensure that you or your loved one is getting the right treatment or procedure at the right time and to the right area. And with our certified, imaging experts, you will always have an imaging team at your side to ensure the best results in a timely manner and at a convenient location.
To make an accurate diagnosis, your doctor may order an imaging test such as an MRI, CT scan or X-ray. We know that finding timely answers is important. That is why Banner offers several modern imaging centers with comfortable amenities and certified staff to support you.