Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool that aids in the diagnosis and staging of cancers, evaluates cardiac function, and identifies cerebral diseases.
During the imaging process, PET and CT images are combined or "fused," providing both functional and anatomical information that more clearly defines type and location of abnormalities. These capabilities help physicians to quickly and accurately manage patients for initial diagnosis, treatment, follow-up treatment, and monitoring of the primary disease and possible spread.
Proud to lead the way in advanced technology, Saint Agnes Medical Center was first in the Valley to offer PET imaging to patients. Today, our PET with diagnostic CT camera is the latest state-of-the-art dedicated PET/CT scanner, allowing ease and precision for all patients.
Additional PET/CT Programs
Saint Agnes is pleased to announce its participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Oncology Pet Registry (NOPR). This data gathering program assists in paying for PET/CT studies for cancerous conditions not normally covered on Medicare eligible patients. Data obtained from these studies will be used to expand Medicare PET/CT coverage for a wider range of cancer types.
For more information on the NOPR program or nuclear medicine in general, please contact the Saint Agnes Nuclear Medicine Department at (559) 450-3109.