PET/CT Imaging Now Available at Cy-Fair Hospital 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 

Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is proud to announce that we are now offering PET/CT imaging services at the hospital campus.

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.

To schedule a PET/CT imaging study with a doctor’s order or for more information about PET/CT imaging, call 281-897-3121.