Diagnostic Imaging Services
PET/CT Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
We offer PET/CT scanner technology capable of providing high tech images of the body to assist in treatment planning of cancerous tumors. The on-board 64-slice CT scanner will ensure accurate anatomic correlation for optimal results. Capabilities include:
- Whole body scanning
- Breast CA staging
- Metabolic brain evaluation
Bone Density Scanning (DEXA)
Also called bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA), a bone density scan is a form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss. The test is most often performed on the lower spine and hips, and its results can help diagnose osteoporosis and track progress during treatment.
The results of the bone density scan are present in comparison with data taken from people based on gender, age, and nationality. You will receive your results in two scores: A T score and a Z score. The T score shows the amount of bone you have in comparison to a young adult of the same gender with peak bone mass. The Z score compares the amount of bone you have in comparison to other people in your age group, nationality and gender.
A bone density scan is typically recommended for women in menopause, people who have been on steroid treatments (for example asthma), patients who have undergone chemotherapy or other pathologic treatments that cause a decrease in bone density.
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