Hardin Memorial Hospital offers PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography), the most advanced, whole-body imaging technology available to help test for cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders. The addition of PET/CT to will further enhance Hardin Memorial's existing imaging technology. PET/CT is a molecular imaging procedure that generates pictures of the precise location and extent of disease.
The technology enables a physician to detect abnormal cell growth and activity, which aids in the early detection and improved treatment of many diseases. Benefits include elimination of invasive procedures and a reduction in the number of diagnostic tests performed. The combination of the PET and CT imaging creates a more powerful and accurate tool than a normal PET scanner. In fact, PET/CT’s ability to diagnosis cancer in extremely specific locations is unprecedented.
Hardin Memorial Hospital utilizes the state-of-the-art PET/CT system five days a week. For more information about PET scan services, please call (270) 706-1645.
Additional ResourcesRadiologyInfo.org - PET/CT