WNY Imaging Group PET and CT Procedures

Positron emission tomography provides results that other modalities cannot. 

 

WNY Imaging Group offers PET and CT imaging in a calm and comfortable environment at a convenient location. With on-time appointments and efficient procedures that are completed in just two hours, your wait time is kept to a minimum.

PET (positron emission tomography) is a non-invasive imaging technology that produces images that MRI, CT and ultrasound scans cannot. WNY Imaging Group uses a state-of-the-art Philips Gemini TF PET/CT scanner with open gantry. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and there are no side effects. The clinical report turnaround time is within 48 hours.

Oncology

WNY Imaging Group has recognizes the fact that PET/CT scans are extremely important imaging techniques for patients with many types of cancer. These procedures are performed to obtain images of a variety of cancers. PET/CT scans can be performed for images of lung, colorectal, breast, head and neck, and esophageal cancers, as well as lymphoma and melanoma.

Brain PET/CT

Our services at WNY Imaging are expertly delivered by an attentive staff who is always available for questions or concerns prior to scheduling an appointment. WNY Imaging offers flexible scheduling for our patient’s convenience, and a large machine opening for maximum comfort.

WNY Imaging Group features a 64-slice large opening CT scanner to cater to claustrophobic patients. There are other CT scans that examine the chest, head, neck, spine, arms, legs and sinuses also available within this modality.

Other PET/CT Procedures

  • Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA)

    A coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is a heart imaging test that takes high resolution, 3D pictures of the heart and great vessels to determine if calcium or fatty deposits have built up in your coronary arteries. Your doctor may recommend prescription medication to reduce your heart rate during the procedure. You’ll receive a dye injection of X-ray contrast prior to the procedure, which only takes 10 seconds or less, while the prep time is approximately one hour.

  • CT Angiography

    WNY Imaging group uses CT angiography to examine blood vessels in areas of the body including the brain, kidneys, legs, lungs, heart and neck. The procedure is performed to diagnose aneurysms, atherosclerosis and other abnormalities in the blood vessels that may cause you pain or discomfort. You’re injected with X-ray contrast for the procedure, which usually takes 15 minutes to complete.

  • Cardiac Calcium Score

    A cardiac calcium score is a non-invasive method of determining the location and amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries are the vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. WNY Imaging Group’s cardiac calcium scores take pictures of the heart in very thin sections, while the computer measures the levels of calcium. This provides you with a cardiac calcium score. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes and there is no X-ray contrast involved.

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