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PET • PET/CT • CARDIAC PET RB-82 • CT • CARDIAC VIABILITY (FDG) • BRAIN PET

 

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Imaging Services:


Bone Metastases NaF-18 PET


Brain PET

Calcium Scoring


Cardiac PET - Rubidium-82 (Rb-82)


Cardiac FDG Viability


CT (CAT Scan)


CT with Contrast


CT Lung Screen


PET / CT


PET Scan

Brain PET

PET imaging is used for various types of disease; primarily in detecting, staging and monitoring cancer, but also in heart disease and neurological disorders.

PET and Alzheimer's:
A PET scan can show the brain's biological changes attributable to Alzheimer's disease before any other diagnostic test, sometimes several years earlier than the onset of symptoms.

Uses:
Alzheimer Disease: Differentiate Alzheimer's disease from mild dementia.

Neurological - Clinical Indications for Ordering PET
  Insurance
(for other insurers, call)
Alzheimer's MEDICARE ONLY
Memory Loss MEDICARE
Dementia MEDICARE

Brain PET Check List:

____ 1. OBTAIN SIGNED ORDER FROM REFERRING PHYSICIAN WITH REQUESTED SCAN AND DIAGNOSIS

____ 2. OBTAIN SUPPORTING CLINICALS - CLINICAL SHOULD INCLUDED:

  • COGNITIVE DECLINE OF AT LEAST 6 MONTHS- DATE OF ONSET SYMPTOMS( MEMORY LOSS)
  • MINI MENTAL STATUS EXAM (MMSE)
  • RESULTS OF MRI OR CT
  • LABORATORY TESTS (B12, THYROID HORMONE)
  • Preparation:

  • You should have nothing by mouth for 4 hours prior to arriving for your test.
  • You should only drink water.
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water so you are not dehydrated.
  • Do not wear any jewelry or hairpins.
  • Advise our staff of any allergies.
  • Bring all prior images or scans.
  • Bring doctors signed order.
  • Bring insurance co-payment and photo identification.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • How Long is the Exam?:
    Plan on being at the center for 2 hours.

    After the Exam:
    You should experience no discomfort and return immediately to daily activities.

    Exam Results:
    Results will be sent directly to your referring physician, who will then contact you.

    Insurance Coverage:
    Medicare currently is the ONLY insurance that covers PET for Alzheimer's and memory loss. Please contact our customer service for more information regarding coverage by other insurance companies.

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