Positron emission tomography computed tomography pet ct positron emission tomography pet uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers a special camera and a computer to help evaluate your organ and tissue functions. Positron emission tomography and computed tomography pet ct scans approved by the cancernet editorial board 06 2018 but you may hear your doctor refer to this procedure just as a pet scan. Combining the power of positron emission tomography with computerized tomography the pet ct scanner is setting a new standard of imaging excellence at main line health imaging at main line health we produce both functional and anatomical images of exceptional quality in one simple procedure. Positron emission tomography also called a pet ct scan is a nuclear medicine exam that produces a three dimensional image of functional processes in the body a pet scan uses a small amount of a radioactive drug to show differences between healthy and diseased tissue
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