PET/CT SCAN interpretations
Real Radiology provides PET & PET/CT reports by fellowship-trained ABR Certified, US-Based radiologists.
A combined imaging technique, PET/CT is often used by physicians to detect early-stage tumors and monitor the effects of cancer treatment. Positron emission tomography (PET) provides detailed information about the body’s tissues and organs—from both a structural and functional perspective—and can illuminate abnormal changes at a cellular and molecular level. Computed tomography (CT) provides cross-sectional images of the body’s internal structures, which can be useful for refining the information gained through PET.
To ensure accurate PET/CT reports, the images must be interpreted by a nuclear medicine expert who is well-versed in the latest imaging techniques and understands the intricacies and variables of the tissues and organs under evaluation. A broad and complex branch of radiology, nuclear medicine involves multiple disciplines, including chemistry, physics, technology, and mathematics. Many medical providers do not have the resources available to hire and retain an in-house team of radiologists who have the expertise necessary for PET/CT reporting.
Real Radiology has developed a solution: We make subspecialized radiology expertise readily available to our health care partners 24/7/365 through an intuitive and secure web-based RIS/PACS system. Our specialized oncology PET/CT reading services can be beneficial to many medical providers, including cancer centers, hospitals, private practices, and independent diagnostic centers.
In terms of cancer, PET/CT reports are vital for diagnostic purposes. After a physician has confirmed that a tumor is present, he or she can immediately determine the best course of action for the patient. And once treatment is underway, the physician can utilize oncology interpretations from a qualified radiology subspecialist when monitoring the effects and considering strategy changes if appropriate to provide the best care to the patient.
If your medical facility could benefit from Real Radiology’s PET/CT reports and oncology consulting services, contact us today.