Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer accounts for nearly 3% of all cancers among women and ranks second among the gynecological cancers, following cancer of the uterus. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States every year, and an estimated 15,000 deaths. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.


Information from the PET/CT scan allows physicians to evaluate for distant metastatic disease.


Treatment can be tailored specifically to the patient, depending upon the location and extent of cancer.


Information from the PET/CT scan allows physicians to monitor the effectiveness of cancer therapies.

PET/CT Utilization and Case Studies

PET/CT is a noninvasive test that physicians utilize to stage the entire body for the presence or absence of active tumor, localize the tumor, assess the tumor response to treatment and detect recurrence in treated lesions.

Source: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2011. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2011