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PET/CT combines PET and CT imaging techniques in one machine, helping physicians provide an accurate, immediate diagnosis for staging and treating cancer.

The two techniques provide different types of information about the body. PET shows metabolic activity in the body while CT shows the body's anatomical structures.

Individual scans, which are taken virtually simultaneously, can be presented separately or as a single, overlapping or combined image.

This process offers a reliable alternative to the traditional side-by-side visual comparison of PET and CT images.

MaineGeneral provides PET/CT scans at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta.

For more information, please call (207) 621-9470 or toll-free (888) 303-3922.