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Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, a type of nuclear medicine imaging, provides physicians with specific information about the function of organs and cells within your body that are unattainable through any other available imaging techniques.
The PET scan also can uncover disease that may otherwise go undetected. Computed tomography (CT) uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the anatomy.
PET-CT is available at two locations: the Center for Molecular Imaging on Sorrento Valley Road in San Diego and the Radiation Oncology PET-CT Center in La Jolla, Calif., across from the Moores Cancer Center.
At the Sorrento Valley site, physicians use a dedicated PET machine to scan an area of the body ,then fuse this image with a recent CT image from the patient using special software. At the La Jolla location, a “hybrid” machine with a PET-CT camera performs both scans.
To schedule an appointment for a PET or PET-CT scan, call 619-543-1998 or fax your order to 619-543-1975.
Radiation Oncology PET/CT Center
3960 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Center for Molecular Imaging
11388 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
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