PET/CT Imaging Services $2,500*

What is PET/CT Scan?

A PET/CT scan is a highly-accurate scan that shows your organ and tissue function, blood vessels and bones. PET/CT combines positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) to create detailed images about your body’s structure and the cell function.

PET/CT is used to detect cancer, heart problems, brain disorders and other central nervous system disorders.

You can trust Northwest Radiology’s board-certified radiologists and experienced technologists to provide the highest-quality PET/CT procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can show changes in your body during the early stages of a disease
  • One of the most powerful tools to detect and stage cancer
  • Combines positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT)
  • PET uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show how your tissues and organs are functioning.
  • CT is a highly-detailed scan that can show the size and shape of the area being examined.
  • You will be administered a small radioactive tracer through an IV.


  • The process may take one and a half to two hours, although actual time in the scanner is 30-40 minutes.
  • You willl need to fast for six hours prior to your appointment time.
  • The technologist will escort you to a private area to review your medical history, check your blood sugar, get you started on an IV and answer any questions you may have.
  • You will go to a “quiet room,” where you will rest comfortably in a recliner, and the technologist will administer the fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) tracer through the IV.
  • You will stay in the quiet room, allowing time for the tracer to circulate through your system. Depending on the type of scan you need, this will take approximately one to two hours. The technologist will provide you with a blanket and pillow for comfort, and you may choose to take a nap while you wait. For your convenience, a restroom is located a few steps from the quiet room.
  • When it is time to begin your scan, you will lie down on the examination table with a pillow under your head and your arms over your head. The technologist will help position you properly and will provide a pillow under your knees. The scan takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • The technologist will be monitoring you through a window in the control room.


  • After the scan is complete, you will be helped off of the table and escorted to the exit.
  • A computer will analyze the receptor’s readings and then convert this information into an image on a video screen.
  • A Northwest Radiology board-certified physician trained in PET/CT will study this image and determine if more tests are needed.
  • Results are sent to your ordering physician and also posted to our patient portal.


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Testimonials

Staff was excellent. They were friendly and caring."

PETCT Patient April 2018 Product April 27, 2018

Everyone was extremely pleasant and helpful. Erica was awesome!"

PET/CT Patient November 2018 Product November 8, 2018

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PET/CT scan?

This video will show you what goes on during a PET/CT scan and how you can get the clearest images from your exam.

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