Skip to main content

Alone, PET scans and CT scans each have their particular benefits and limitations when it comes to creating digital images. Combining the two scans give Inspira doctors an additional line of defense. 

How PET / CT Scans Work 

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan detects abnormalities by using a radioactive sugar called FDG that is injected into a vein. Certain cells have higher chemical activity and absorb sugar more quickly than normal cells, so they “light up” on the images created by the PET scanner.  

A computerized tomography (CT or CAT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to make images of sections of your body with greater clarity than conventional X-ray images.  

Together, the PET / CT scan helps patients avoid unnecessary invasive tests by giving your doctor a high-quality image of the location, size and shape of abnormalities in your body. It can be used to diagnose and manage your condition with greater accuracy. 

doctor tubb standing in front of an imaging device

Why Choose Inspira for PET / CT Scans 

Explore More Options

three
Close up of a pediatrician having a check up on his young patient mark Created with Sketch.

Learn more about our online scheduling and schedule an appointment with your primary care provider today.

High angle view of senior doctors and young surgeons discussing over patient case. Top view of group of doctor in a conversation with copyspace. Doctors and nurses talking to each other about medical results. mark Created with Sketch.

We offer a wide variety of services at our many locations throughout New Jersey, including award-winning obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care and orthopedics.

Portrait of a female doctor working at the hospital wearing a facemask to avoid COVID-19 with staff at the background mark Created with Sketch.

World class care is in your backyard. Learn more about our local and nationally renowned physicians.