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Nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET)

Nuclear medicine imaging tests use a special camera and tiny amounts of radioactive drugs (called tracers) to check how well organs and other parts of your body are working. These tests can diagnose cancer, heart disease, infection, and many other health problems and conditions.​

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Positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT are types of nuclear medicine tests. A PET/CT is a test that combines both PET and CT at the same time.

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