Impact of PET/CT Scan on cancer.
Cancer cells show up as bright spots on PET scans because they have a higher metabolic rate than do normal cells. PET scans may be useful in:
PSMA-PET scans hunt for cancer that is spreading, or metastasizing in men with rising PSA levels after prostate cancer treatment, or if cancer is suspected of metastasizing in a newly diagnosed patient. The scans are able to detect tumors only a few millimeters in size anywhere in the body, they allow doctors to find and treat metastases before they become more dangerous.
We know that making decisions about medical procedures can be stressful, and we want you to be informed and empowered in your choices. As such, these forms are here to guide you regarding how to determine if a PET/CT is right for you or a loved one, and what the process will be like.
Our clinic is welcoming and designed for patient comfort. Focused on individualized patient needs and care, we offer a private, comfortable room in which patients can receive their radioisotope injection & relax while preparing for scan.
#300 – 3185 Willingdon Green
Burnaby, BC V5G 4P3
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9AM-10PM | Sun – Sat 9AM-7PM