Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is proud to announce that the Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center is now offering PET/CT imaging services.
A dual-purpose imaging device, PET/CT is the combination of PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computed tomography) imaging techniques within a single machine. The individual scans, which are taken virtually simultaneously, can be presented separately or as a single, overlapping, or "fused" image. The two techniques present different types of information about the human body: PET shows metabolic or chemical activity in the body; CT shows the body's anatomical structures.
PET/CT imaging is designed to provide a more reliable alternative to the traditional side-by-side visual comparison of PET and CT images. The unique clinical imaging modality allows for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of cancer patients. It can be used to differentiate post-treatment scar from recurrent tumors and to evaluate the effectiveness of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center, a part of the Cy Fair Regional Health Network, is located at 9110 Barker Cypress Road in Cypress, Texas. Appointments for PET/CT imaging services are available every Saturday. To schedule a PET/CT imaging study with a doctor’s order call 281-897-3121.
For more information about PET/CT imaging, visit the hospital’s Web site at www.CyFairHospital.com/PETCT