PETNET Solutions is dedicated to helping the community understand how Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging is impacting patients’ lives. This web site was developed to help patients, physicians, and PET imaging providers learn how PET imaging is used for various types of disease; primarily in detecting, staging and monitoring cancer, but also in heart disease and brain disorders.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging technique that holds great promise in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer. A non-invasive test, PET scans accurately image the body’s physiologic changes. A Computed Tomography (CT) scan shows the structure of the anatomy where the changes are taking place. Combining these two scans in one highly sophisticated PET/CT imaging technique provides, during a single outpatient exam, detailed information to physicians about the presence or spread of disease and accurately identifies its precise location.

PET/CT imaging combines two tests in one and provides a unique representation of what is happening in the body. This can help physicians accurately diagnose many diseases at earlier stages when treatment is more likely to be effective. Its accuracy may help to precisely localize disease to aid in planning the right treatment for each patient, reducing unnecessary procedures and saving valuable time. For patients undergoing treatment, a PET/CT scan can provide a clearer assessment of how each person is responding. This is how PET/CT imaging is truly impacting individual lives.