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ABOUT PET/CT

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Medical Indications for PET/CT

PET/CT method has no competitors in oncology that could equally detect: diagnosis, cancer staging, treatment response evaluation, cancer recurrence, disease dynamics and control, surgical planning, radiation therapy planning. New generation PET/CT incorporates the majority of oncological radioisotope imaging for a wide range of malignant diseases, using radiotracers such as ¹⁸F-FDG and ⁶⁸Ga-PSMA (Unique in the Baltics):

Breast
cancer
Melanoma
Gastric
cancer
Colorectal
cancer
Lymphomas
Lung
cancer
Kidney
cancer
Uterine, Cervical, Ovarian cancer
Testicular
cancer
Bladder
cancer
Prostate
cancer
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LOCALIZATION
¹⁸F-FDG ⁶⁸Ga-PSMA-11 ¹⁸F-PSMA NEW!

Who really need us

Nuclear Cancer Diagnostics Can Help
in Case You are:

Diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing active treatment, assess treatment response efficiency and perform cancer monitoring with PET/CT Scan!

Facing a post treatment surveillance stage, undergo early diagnosis of possible cancer recurrence to ensure timely and maximally efficient repeated treatment, if necessary!

Saving Time is Vitally Important

PET/CT vs CT, MRI & another methods

In contrast to other methods, the use of PET/CT in most cases excludes a number of additional analyses: thus, saving time, which is vitally important in oncology. At the same time saving the patient's funds as well, because each additional examination only increases the cost of the whole treatment.

How is a PET/CT scan different from a CT or MRI scan?

One of the main differences between PET scans and other imaging tests like computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is that the PET scan reveals the cellular level metabolic changes occurring in an organ or tissue. This is important and unique because disease processes often begin with functional changes at the cellular level. A PET scan can often detect these very early changes whereas a CT or MRI detect changes later as the disease begins to cause changes in the anatomical structure of organs or tissues. A cancer that’s diagnosed at an early stage, before it has had a chance to get too big or spread is more likely to be treated successfully. If the cancer has spread, the treatment becomes more difficult, and generally a person’s chances of surviving are much lower.

PET/CT vs ANOTHER DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

  • absolutely safe, painless diagnostic method
  • the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and without any surgical interventions
  • identifies the tumor detecting changes in the metabolism and structure of organs and tissues
  • allows to diagnose diseases on asymptomatic stages
  • allows to differentiate malignant neoplasms from benign ones
  • at one scan of the whole body carries out the examination of all structures of an organism - internal organs, bone and muscle tissues, etc.

Finding and treating cancer at an early stage can save lives

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