One of the most advanced tools to detect and treat cancer is offered through the Imaging Center. PET/CT is a powerful imaging technique that can play an important part in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, particularly cancer. A non-invasive test, PET/CT accurately images metabolic information in the human body, allowing physicians to diagnose problems, determine the extent of disease, prescribe treatment and track progress.



Patient Instructions

  • FDG - Do not eat or drink for eight hours prior to your test, with the exception of water or black coffee. Allow three hours for the exam.
  • NaF Bone Scan - Drink plenty of fluids. Expect the test to take two to three hours.
  • Axumin PET - Restage recurrent prostate cancer. Nothing to eat/drink four hours prior to test. Allow two hours for the exam.
  • PET myocardial viability - Do not eat four hours prior to the test, with the exception of water or black coffee. Allow four hours for the exam.

How will I get my results?

An interpreting physician (usually a radiologist) will read your exam and make a final diagnosis. His interpretation will be converted to a written report, which will be sent to the physician who ordered your exam. Your physician should present the findings of your exam to you. You may also sign up for a patient portal account at to read your results online.