Emission Tomography (PET) offers physicians a comprehensive
and early assessment for the initial staging of newly diagnosed
cancers, as well as the ability to quickly adjust the course of
treatment for individual patients in later stages.
PET scans involve the acquisition of images detailing physiology
and metabolic function which are acquired by utilizing the
detection of positrons. Positrons are emitted from a
cyclotron produced radioactive material that is administered to the
patient. Invasive exams and exploratory surgery can often be
avoided by utilizing PET scans.