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Could PET Scans Be Key To A New Cancer Treatment?

... a comment on a slide that PET scanning was based ... In PET scans, cancer cells
have an abnormal glucose ... they become visible on the scan after an ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2008/08/22/could-pet-scans-be-key-to-a-new-cancer-treatment.aspx

Nuclear scans

... combine a PET scan with a CT scan. PET/CT scanners give more detailed
information on any ... examples of monoclonal antibody scanning used to ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-nuc-scan

How is Hodgkin disease staged?

... scan of the chest/abdomen/pelvis, and PET (positron emission ... you remain
on the CT scanning table while ... Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-staging

How are Ewing tumors diagnosed?

... will lie on a table in the PET scanner for about ... finely detailed like a CT or MRI
scan, but it ... PET scans can be very helpful in showing the spread of ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-diagnosis

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed? | American Cancer Society

... biopsy, you remain on the CT scanning table, while ... MRI scans take longer
than CT scans – often up to ... In this situation, the PET scan may be able to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroidcancer/detailedguide/thyroid-cancer-diagnosis

How is kidney cancer diagnosed? | American Cancer Society

... you will be moved onto a table in the PET scanner. ... PET scans can be used
instead of doing multiple x-rays because they scan your whole ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-diagnosis

How is non-small cell lung cancer diagnosed?

... you stay on the CT scanning table while the ... MRI scan (magnetic resonance
imaging): Like CT ... PET scan (positron emission tomography): For a PET ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/overviewguide/lung-cancer-non-small-cell-overview-diagnosed

How is cancer of the esophagus diagnosed?

... procedure, you remain on the CT scanning table while ... scans take longer than
CT scans – often up ... of higher radioactivity on the PET scan with the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-diagnosis

How is small cell lung cancer diagnosed?

... you stay on the CT scanning table while the ... MRI scan (magnetic resonance
imaging): Like CT ... PET scan (positron emission tomography): For a PET ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/overviewguide/lung-cancer-small-cell-overview-diagnosed

How is rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed?

... will lie on a table in the PET scanner for about ... finely detailed like a CT or MRI
scan, but it ... PET scans are not used routinely to help diagnose RMS ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/rhabdomyosarcoma/detailedguide/rhabdomyosarcoma-diagnosis