Cancer Imaging & Diagnosis

University Cancer Services
1350 Walton Way

Accurate diagnosis, staging and prognosis is integral to successful cancer treatment. That's why University offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostics including the area's first stationary PET scanner.

PET technology can detect and monitor a patient's cancer by obtaining images of the metabolic physiologic processes, enabling detection of cancer earlier than with other radiologic technologies. PET technology also:

  • shows whether a patient is responding to a particular treatment
  • offers pre-surgical assessments
  • replaces multiple tests
  • identifies metastases, or spreading of cancer
  • reduces the need for invasive procedures

Reviewed: 12-17-10
Updated: 12-17-10