PET/CT Clinical Applications


PET/CT can help physicians with the following:

 

ONCOLOGY

    Brain Tumor
  • Evaluate Tumor vs Radiation Necrosis
  • Metastases from other Tumors
  • Tumor vs Other Disease
    Breast Cancer
  • Assess Distant Metastases
  • Recurrence
  • Determine Treatment Response
    Colorectal Cancer
  • Primary Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially with rising CEA
    Head and Neck Cancers
  • Primary Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Lung Cancer (Non-Small Cell Cancer Only)
  • Metabolic Assessment of SPN
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Lymphoma
  • Primary Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Melanoma
  • Extent of Primary
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Bone or Muscle Tumors
  • Primary Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Ovarian / Cervical Cancer
  • Staging
  • Recurrence, especially following Tx
    Pancreatic Cancer
  • Differential Dx from Pancreatitis
  • Staging
    Thyroid Cancer
  • Recurrence following chemo and/or radiation therapies, or surgery; and following inconclusive Iodine-131 exam; and with elevated thyroid blood tests

 

NEUROLOGY
    Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Primary Diagnosis
  • Differential Dx from other Dementias
    Epilepsy
  • Determine location of epileptic foci in prior to treatment
    Stroke
  • Evaluate extent of damage following stroke, and subsequent treatment

CARDIOLOGY

    Myocardial Viability
  • Assess tissue viability following MI
  • Determine candidacy for CABG vs cardiac transplantation
    Coronary Artery Disease
  • Identify occluded vessels

 

 

 

 **Not all insurance companies, including Medicare, cover all the above applications. Please check with Trident to determine specific coverage policies.