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Miami Valley Hospital is committed to providing the most comprehensive digital medical imaging, while backed by a skilled staff and advanced technology. Our team of specialists provides compassionate and exceptional patient care. 

PET/CT Imaging is a specialized medical imaging diagnostic tool offered at our medical imaging centers, and most are performed on an outpatient basis at our conveniently-located outpatient facilities.

This is PET/CT imaging is useful in assessing certain types of cancers, heart disease, and brain disorders, as changes in metabolism often occur well before changes in body tissue size or structure. PET/CT scan is most commonly used in oncology to determine if a patient has cancer, determine if the cancer has spread to the other parts of the body or to assess the effectiveness of a treatment.

For early detection, screening and evaluation, our sophisticated capabilities at multiple sites throughout our facilities allows patients to receive the highest-quality of care. The combination of our advanced technology and highly-skilled staff delivers comprehensive care, and a positive and safe experience for our patients.

What the Scan Does

PET/CT Imaging is a specialized medical imaging diagnostic tool by which the biologic functions are able to be imaged. By using a small amount of biologic marker, the PET scan can assess the abnormal glucose metabolism in the body. This change in the metabolism may be seen before a physical change can be seen on CT or MRI scans.

It is used in these areas:

  • Oncology – locations of the tumor and the extent of tumor growth.
  • Neurology– to aid in diagnosing of Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, brain tumors and seizures. 

Where can I have it done?

The test can be done at:

  • Miami Valley Hospital 

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Content Updated: February 8, 2016

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Diagnostics & Imaging Services.
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital Breast Center
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital South
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital South Breast Center
Diagnostics and Imaging at SureCare Medical Center
Diagnostics and Imaging in Beavercreek
Diagnostics and Imaging in Fairborn
Diagnostics and Imaging in Jamestown
Diagnostics and Imaging in Springboro
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