Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non invasive, diagnostic imaging technique for measuring the metabolic activity of cells in the human body. It is useful clinically in patients with certain conditions affecting the brain and the heart as well as in patients with certain types of cancer. The field of PET has been emerging into clinical diagnostic medicine and is approved by many insurance carriers for coverage.
The Edmonton PET Centre currently has 2 dedicated PET scanners in the department of diagnostic imaging. These are the Gemini system supplied by Philips Medical and the Biograph mCT supplied by Siemens Healthcare. These scanners are used to provide images of the physiological and metabolic status of disease that can be overlaid with an anatomical image provided by the CT scanner.read more