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PET scan

PET scan: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to PET scan include:

Descriptions of PET scan

PET scan: Positron emission tomography scan. A procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the glucose is used. Because cancer cells often use more glucose than normal cells, the pictures can be used to find cancer cells in the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Basic Information: PET scan

Disease or Condition count: 3; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'PET scan' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List PET scan as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'PET scan' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:

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