Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, also known as Positron Emission Tomography or PET-CT scan, can display the metabolic state of cells in various parts of the body and check important body functions such as blood flow, oxygen use, and the glucose metabolism of organs. Through the use of 3D colour images and a radioactive material, a PET-CT can pinpoint abnormal metabolic activity in organs and tissues and evaluate how well they are functioning.
Positron emission tomography (PET) is particularly useful in the diagnosis of malignant tumours as most malignant tumours exhibit high metabolic rates and rapid cell division. Its clinical purpose includes:
- Detecting cancer at an early stage
- Determining whether a tumour is malignant
- Determining whether a cancer has spread in the body
- Identifying the source of a cancer
- Formulating a treatment plan
- Evaluating the effectiveness of treatment
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