Applications of PET

The three areas in which PET is making critical contributions are:

  • Oncology
    Lung cancer, breast cancer, testicular and ovarian cancer, recurrent colorectal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, recurrent brain tumors, tumor-therapy monitoring, and assessing effectiveness of treatments such as chemotherapy.
  • Cardiology
    Coronary artery disease and myocardial viability.
  • Neurology and Psychiatry
    Diagnosis of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, epilepsy, and stroke victims.