Referring physician

Information for Referring Physicians

PET imaging provides referring physicians with additional diagnostic and therapeutic options to help enable effective patient treatment programs.  Through PET FoundationsSM, you can access information and education which will help you make well-informed treatment plan decisions and better manage your patients’ health.

 

What is PET?

PET is one of the most advanced non-invasive medical imaging technologies available today. Like traditional nuclear medicine, PET imaging consists of injecting a radioactive nuclide, or biomarker, into the human body and using a scanner to detect the energy and create an image where higher biomarker concentration shows up darker than the surrounding areas. The ability of PET to help identify certain diseases prior to visible anatomic changes should result in early detection of disease and also help alleviate the chance of misdiagnosis that can occur with anatomical imaging when scar tissue is present.  The vast majority of PET studies are performed in Oncology; however, PET is also used in Cardiology and Neurology specialties.

 

  • The clinical value of PET/CT in several specialties
    • Oncology
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
  • Reimbursement
  • Champion series
  • Case studies
  • Algorithms
  • Continuing Education
  • Clinical references