PET-CT Heart

Method

 

PET-CT examination

PET-CT examination

PET-CT combines two examination methods – positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) – in a single examination apparatus. With the aid of low-level radiocative test substances (radiotracers) that accumulate in specific organs as a consequence of their specific composition and a subsequently carried out CT, it is possible to obtain simultaneous information about metabolic processes and morphology. The radiation caused due to the decomposition of the radionuclides is registered by the detectors and depicted with a spatial resolution of <10 mm.

The examination is used to evaluate the vitality of the myocardal muscle tissue after a heart attack.

This examination is not a current item in the general catalogue of services offered by state insurance systems (GKV). Please contact us if you have any questions about this examination.

 

Preparation

 

Please contact us so that we can plan the preparation and realization of the examination with you.

 

Procedure

 

We will explain the procedure for this examination to you in a personal consultation.