Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is fundamentally used to diagnose illnesses ‘showing’ how the cells in the body are functioning. One of PET’s wide array of uses is in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive degenerative disorder that negatively affects the motor or movement pathways in the brain.
A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a kind of imaging test that gives your doctor first row seats to examining your body for diseases or conditions that may otherwise not be easily visible or detectable.
When you need a PET scan, the best results are obtained by a medical center that does many scans on a weekly basis. Choose an imaging center that takes a comprehensive approach to imaging procedures. Scans use activated hydrogen atoms to provide images of the soft tissue of the body and are non-invasive. PET scans […]
Behind every illness that affects majority of the human population lies several causes that may or may not be preventable. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, however, which affects as many as 5.1 million Americans, scientists believe that a combination of lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors alter the structure of the brain. Two types of […]
Primarily affecting people between the ages 15 and 40 and individuals 55 and older, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that makes it difficult for the body to deal with infections. As with other forms of cancer, chemotherapy is typically part of the treatment process for patients. A recent study suggests a PET scan […]
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning is a medical imaging procedure that ‘takes pictures’ of the metabolic activity of a radioactive compound or ‘tracers’ inside your body. The type of tracer used depends on what your doctor wants to detect. The most common is FDG (18-Fluro-deoxy-Glucose), which is used to detect cancer. Because cancer cells are […]