PET/CT Imaging Services $2000*

page-photo016What is PET/CT?
Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) is a diagnostic examination in which a radioactive substance (called radiotracers) is administered to the patient, and a special camera and a computer are used to help evaluate organ and tissue functions. The radiotracers localize to different areas indicating changes in tissue metabolism which is detected by the PET/CT scanner. The PET/CT scan allows radiologists to evaluate a variety of diseases anywhere in the body, including the heart and brain. By identifying body changes at the cellular level, PET/CT may help detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging tests.

* Does not include Amyvid or Aximun studies

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  • Determines benign from malignant tumor in suspicious areas
  • Surveys body for metastasis
  • Monitors success of therapy
  • Detects recurrent tumors
  • Assesses tumor aggressiveness


  • Dementia – detects Alzheimer’s and other dementia
  • Epilepsy – determines the precise location for surgery
  • Parkinson’s – diagnoses movement disorders

A PET-CT scan has no side effects. After fasting approximately six hours, you will receive an intravenous injection of a radioactive glucose and will rest quietly for approximately one to two hours in our comfortable quiet rooms while the glucose is distributed throughout the body. You will then be asked to lie still on the scanner table for the duration of the test.

After the organs being studied process the radioactive tracer and the scanner records the information, a board-certified Northwest Radiology Network radiologist interprets the images. Results are reported to your referring physician.

Our imaging centers offer extended hours, including early mornings, evenings and Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, please call 317-XRAY NOW (972-9669)/800-400-XRAY (9729), or submit an appointment request on our website.

Our 50 radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology, are members of the American College of Radiology, and have received subspecialty fellowship training following their residencies in diagnostic radiology.

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What to Expect from Your PET/CT

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