PET/CT Imaging Now Offered 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 
 
 
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.