PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computed Tomography) are both standard imaging tools used by physicians to locate disease in the body. The PET scan detects changing cells in the body while the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal structure that reveals the location, size and shape of abnormal cells. Alone, each test has benefits and limitations; however, when combined, physicians can more easily locate disease in the body.
At MUSC, PET/CT studies are performed by licensed nuclear medicine technologists and interpreted by board-certified Nuclear Medicine physicians. The department is supported by physicists and has a full service nuclear pharmacy.