Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

A Positron Emission Tomography, or PET, scan is an imaging technique that uses positively charged particles (radioactive positrons) to detect subtle changes in the body's metabolism and chemical activities. A PET scan provides a color-coded image of the body's function, rather than its structure. A PET scan may be used to evaluate patients with cancer, brain diseases, and cardiac illnesses.

For additional information, please visit St. Joseph Hospital or Children's Hospital of Orange.


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