Many diagnostic imaging scans may seem foreign to patients and understandably so. The use of tracers and dyes can be intimidating and may even raise questions regarding patient safety. Radiation exposure is a common question concerning PET scans, but we are here to clear up any safety concerns you may have.
Alzheimer’s disease not only affects the person diagnosed with this cognitive disease, but it negatively affects a family as a whole. American ranked Alzheimer’s as the most feared disease even before cancer. While efforts to find a cure have been unsuccessful, research continues to be done on this cognitive disease. Diagnostic imaging scans are now being used as a tool to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
Our team at Rosetta Radiology understands that the concept of PET scans can be hard for patients with no experience with diagnostic imaging to wrap their heads around, so we hope this PET scan overview will make their purpose more clear.
Do you know the difference between a CT machine and an MRI machine? Try this quiz! The answers to the questions are at the bottom of the post, try your best to pick on your own before peeking at them! Good luck!