New PET/CT Scanner Now Available for Patients
High Point Regional Health System has replaced its mobile PET scanner, which was available once a week, with a permanent PET/CT scanner recently installed in the cancer center.
A PET, or positron emission tomography, scan is often used to detect and evaluate cancer, and can be used to evaluate heart functions and examine brain function. The new PET/CT scanner is shaped like a giant tire and rotates around the patient who lies on a table. It images cellular function.