PET-CT / Molecular Diagnostics

PET (Positron Emission Tomography) has been available for ca. 35 years. During this examination, low-level radioactive substances (radiotracers) are used to generate images of the human body, in particular its functional processes.

Modern medical technology enables the combination of PET and CT (computed tomography) to create a new diagnostic examination method, PET-CT: in one examination process it is possible to combine the functional recordings of PET with the necessary morphological information obtained from CT. Simultaneous information is thus available concerning metabolic changes and morphology.

The main application of PET-CT today is in the field of oncology. However, this examination method is also extremely valuable in cardiology and neurology.