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PET scans near Warner Robins, Georgia

About PET scans in Warner Robins, Georgia

PET scans assist doctors in detecting and diagnosing a variety of health conditions and irregularities in your body’s cells. PET scans are a type of nuclear imaging scan. PET scans are one of many nuclear imaging options that use radioactive tracers, cameras, and computers to generate images of the inside of your body.

When receiving a PET scan, you usually will lie on a table which slides into a PET machine. A small amount of radioactive glucose, which is sugar, will be injected into one of your veins, and then the machine scans your body and takes pictures of where that radioactive glucose is being used in your body. The pictures will help detect if there are any cancer cells in your body, which will show up brighter than regular cells because they absorb more glucose than normal cells.

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You can find a PET center near you by using scan.com’s scan search tool. This special function gives you access to an expansive library of reputable providers in your area. With its filtering options you can easily find imaging centers fit for your location and other personal needs. To quickly find the Warner Robins PET center that you need, use scan.com’s scan search tool today.

Resources:

  1. cancer.gov: PET scan
  2. nibib.nih.gov: Nuclear Medicine

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